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Owls - Their Natural and Unnatural History
Sparks, John and Soper, Tony and Gillmor, Robert (illustrator)
There are over 130 species of the owl in the world. The curious anatomy of these highly efficient predators is explained, and the ways in which they have adapted to widely differing habitats - anything from a hole in a giant cactus shared with woodpeckers to an underground burrow in a prairie-dog community - are fully examined. Roosting, courtship, the rough and tumble of daily life, diet and evolution are among the many other important aspects of behaviour discussed. Also of interest is the relationship between owl and man, for the owl has for centuries been seen as a harbinger of disaster. Susperstition and popular fallacy are dispelled in this study which will appeal to both the keen naturalist and the general reader...
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