New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2015. Octavo, dustwrapper, colour photographs, maps.
This comprehensive work covers all the owls of North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean. Owls are perhaps the most intriguing of all birds -- instantly recognizable and endlessly fascinating. Heard more often than seen, many owls are best identified by vocalizations; this is the only owl guide to include access to a collection of recordings. It is also the only North American owl book to include the Caribbean, covering 39 species of owls, including many little-known tropical species. With detailed information about identification, calls, habitat, nesting, and behavior, this guide contains the most up-to-date information about natural history, biology, ecology, migration, and conservation status. It is heavily illustrated with hundreds of colour photographs, and includes the most accurate colour range maps ever presented, showing breeding, wintering, and migration routes. This is a definitive work, useful for serious birders and ornithologists but accessible for the naturalist.
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