Owls of the World

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A&C Black, 1 janv. 2009 - 528 pages
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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. A CD of owl vocalisations will accompany the book.
 

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Table des matières

INTRODUCTION
12
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
13
LAYOUT OF THE BOOK
15
OWLS AN OVERVIEW
18
HOW TO STUDY OWLS
39
MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY AND SYSTEMATICS OF THE OWLS STRIGIFORMES
42
COLOUR PLATES
64
SYSTEMATIC SECTION
209
JUBULA
384
LOPHOSTRIX
385
SURNIA
386
GLAUCIDIUM
388
TAENIOGLAUX
421
XENOGLAUX
430
MICRATHENE
431
ATHENE
432

PHODILUS
230
OTUS
233
PSILOSCOPS
280
MEGASCOPS
281
PYRROGLAUX
312
GYMNOGLAUX
313
PTILOPSIS
314
MIMIZUKU
317
PULSATRIX
350
STRIX
354
AEGOLIUS
441
NINOX
448
UROGLAUX
474
NESASIO
475
PSEUDOSCOPS
476
ASIO
477
RECENTLY DISCOVERED OWLS
489
BIBLIOGRAPHY
490
INDEX
519
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À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Professor Claus König 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.

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