Owls of the United States and Canada: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior Wayne Lynch НАУЧНО-ПОПУЛЯРНОЕ
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НАУЧНО-ПОПУЛЯРНОЕ Owls of the United States and Canada: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior Wayne Lynch. Indeed, very few actually hoot. The photos alone are masterpieces. They have become the stuff of lore and legend from the Roman myth that an owl foot could reveal secrets to the First Nations belief that an owl feather could give a newborn better night vision! Unlike most published owl photos, which are portraits of birds in captivity, the vast majority of these were taken in the wild—a product of the author-photographers incredible knowledge and patience.Lynch complements the photos with a wealth of facts about anatomy, habitat, diet, and family life. But the truth about owls is much more exciting.In this gorgeous book, celebrated natural history writer and wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch reveals the secrets of these elusive species with stunning photographs, personal anecdotes, and accessible science. For each of the nineteen species that inhabit Canada and the United States, he provides a range map and a brief discussion of its distribution, population size, and status. There is no group of birds more mysterious and fascinating than owls. The loudmouths of the raptor world, they peep, trill, toot, bark, growl, shriek, whistle, chittle, whoop, chuckle, boom, and buzz! Lynch debunks myths about owls supernatural powers of sight and hearing, discusses courtship rituals, and offers personal tips for finding owls in the wild.From the great horned to the tiny elf owl, this amazing volume captures the beauty and mystery of these charismatic birds of prey.