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Owls of the world : a photographic guide

Author: Heimo Mikkola
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. ; Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Dozens of the world's finest photographers have contributed 750 spectacular photographs covering all of the world's 249 species of owls. Owls are shown as adults from a perspective that clearly shows markings which assist in identification. Photographs of similar-looking species are included where identification is particularly difficult.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heimo Mikkola
ISBN: 9781770851368 1770851364
OCLC Number: 774094780
Notes: "First published in the UK by Christopher Helm [2012]"--Title page verso.
Description: 512 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
What makes an owl? --
The nature of owls --
Evolution of owls --
Distribution and biogeography --
Taxonomy and DNA-sequencing --
Owls and humans --
Conservation --
Extinct owls --
'Owlaholics' --
Owl associations and global research organisations --
Species accounts --
The species accounts --
Tytonidae: barn, grass and bay owls --
Strigidae: true owls --
Further reading --
Photographic credits.
Responsibility: Heimo Mikkola.

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Dozens of the world's finest photographers have contributed 750 spectacular photographs covering all of the world's 249 species of owls. Owls are shown as adults from a perspective that clearly shows markings which assist in identification. Photographs of similar-looking species are included where identification is particularly difficult.

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