Field Guide to Owls of California and the West (California Natural History Guides)

Field Guide to Owls of California and the West (California Natural History Guides)

Hans J. Peeters


Most owls are nearly completely tailored to existence at nighttime. Their vaguely humanoid faces mirror the striking evolution in their listening to and imaginative and prescient, which has made flight, romance, and predation attainable within the close to absence of sunshine. This obtainable advisor, jam-packed with interesting anecdotes, covers all 19 species of owls taking place in North the USA. greater than an identity consultant, Field advisor to Owls of California and the West describes the biology and behaviour of owls to make discovering and selecting them more uncomplicated and observing them extra relaxing. The advisor additionally explores the conservation demanding situations that owls face and tells how owls supply insights to scientists operating in fields from know-how to healthiness.

* colour plates illustrate every one species

* variety maps express the western distribution of North America's owls, 14 of which happen in California

* deals counsel for locating and looking at owls

* provides details on tips to layout, position, and preserve nest boxes

* Describes human attitudes towards owls via heritage, together with in local American cultures of the West

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