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Owls are enduringly popular birds, but due to their nocturnal habits most species are difficult to see well. The plumages of many species are cryptic and difficult to separate by plumage alone. This problem is compounded by the different morphs that many adopt. This book fully describes every known species and subspecies of owl, as well as presenting the latest evidence on owl taxonomy, based on DNA work and vocalisations. Because voice is vital in owl identification, much emphasis is placed on it in the book and sonograms are provided for many species.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780713665482
ISBN-10: 0713665483
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 170mm x 37mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Claus Konig

Professor Claus Konig is a world authority on owls. He has written numerous papers on the subject and has described several new species of owls. He retired as Director of the Natural History Museum in Stuttgart. Friedhelm Weick is a professional bird artist with a particular interest in owls and raptors, who has illustrated many books on birds.