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Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide

Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide

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The superlative identification guide to 268 species of owl, now in paperback.

Praise for the first edition:

"A native of Finland, the author is the world's best-known owl expert, having visited the birds in 128 countries over the past 40 years. Here he describes all of the world's 249 species of owls in copious detail with tips on identification, habitat, calls, and status and distribution. The text is enhanced by 750 color photographs from leading wildlife photographers. A spectacular book." --Library Journal, Best Reference 2012

"Owl enthusiasts will recognize Owls of the World as an important new reference work written by a world authority. Highly recommended." --Wildlife Afield Journal, Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies

" An] important book. Recommended for most libraries -- good value and quality for the price." --Booklist

Owls of the World, second edition, is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic birds of prey. It is packed with spectacular photography of 268 species of owls from all over the world, including extinct species. Many of the images are of highly elusive species very rarely caught on camera. The photos are accompanied by authoritative text describing:

  • Identification notes
  • Habitat
  • Population status
  • Voice
  • Food
  • Distribution
  • Accurate range maps
  • Similar species.
  • The photographic coverage includes plumages and subspecies which promotes differentiation between species, making this the definitive work on owl identification. Similar-looking ("confusion") species are included and owls are shown as adults from a perspective which clearly shows markings that assist in identification.

    For birders, naturalists, wildlife photographers, researchers and any fan of the Order Strigiformes, Owls of the World is the definitive work on species identification as well as a comprehensive encyclopedia for reference and pleasure.

    Author: Heimo Mikkola
    Publisher: Firefly Books
    Published: 10/04/2019
    Pages: 528
    Binding Type: Paperback
    Weight: 3.15lbs
    Size: 9.50h x 6.80w x 1.30d
    ISBN: 9780228102366

    About the Author

    Heimo Mikkola is the world's best-known owl expert. Originally from Finland, he has traveled to 128 countries in the course of his 40-year research career in search of nocturnal birds.

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