Owls of the United States and Canada: A Complete Guide to by Wayne Lynch

By Wayne Lynch

There isn't any staff of birds extra mysterious and interesting than owls. The loudmouths of the raptor international, they peep, trill, toot, bark, growl, shriek, whistle, chittle, whoop, chortle, increase, and buzz. certainly, only a few truly "hoot." they've got turn into the stuff of lore and legend -- from the Roman fable that an owl foot may exhibit secrets and techniques to the 1st countries trust that an owl feather may well provide a baby greater evening imaginative and prescient. however the fact approximately owls is far extra exciting.

In this pretty publication, celebrated common background author and flora and fauna photographer Wayne Lynch unearths the secrets and techniques of this elusive species with attractive pictures, own anecdotes, and obtainable technology. The images on my own are masterpieces. in contrast to so much released owl images, that are pictures of birds in captivity, nearly all of those have been taken within the wild -- a made of the author-photographer's tremendous wisdom and endurance.

Lynch enhances the pictures with a wealth of evidence approximately anatomy, habitat, vitamin, and relations existence. for every of the 19 species that inhabit Canada and the U.S., he offers a variety map and a quick dialogue of its distribution, inhabitants measurement, and standing. Lynch debunks myths approximately owls' "supernatural" powers of sight and listening to, discusses courtship rituals, and gives own information for locating owls within the wild.

From the nice horned to the tiny elf owl, this remarkable quantity captures the wonder and secret of those charismatic birds of prey.

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