The Little owl: conservation, ecology and behavior of Athene noctua.

The Little owl: conservation, ecology and behavior of Athene noctua. Dries van Nieuwenhuyse.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Large octavo, laminated boards, illustrations.

Understanding of the basic biology of owls is poor compared to that of other bird species. The Little owl, Athene noctua, has become one of the best models for biological and conservation research, due to its abundance and use of nest-boxes. In this unique book the authors synthesise the substantial literature, and detail current information regarding the Little owl. They discuss its wide-ranging ecology, genetics and subspecies and population status by country. In addition, they outline a strategy and monitoring program for its conservation. The book features an outstanding bibliography of literature on the Little owl, listing publications dated from 1769 to the present day, in many languages, including Russian, English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish and Italian.

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