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North American owls : biology and natural history

Johnsgard, Paul A.

Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press c2002

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  • Title:
    North American owls : biology and natural history
  • Author/Creator: Johnsgard, Paul A.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Creation Date: c2002
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: xiii, 298 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-293)
  • Subjects: Owls -- North America
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-293)
  • Contents: Comparative biology of owls. Evolution and classification of North American owls
    Comparative ecology and distribution
    Comparative morphology and physiology
    Comparative behavior
    Comparative reproductive biology
    Owls in myth and legend
    Natural histories of North American owls. Family Tytonidae. Barn owl
    Family Strigidae. Flammulated owl
    Eastern screech-owl
    Western screech-owl
    Mexican screech-owls
    Whiskered screech-owl
    Crested owl
    - Spectacled owl
    Great horned owl
    Snowy owl
    Northern hawk-owl
    Northern pygmy-owl
    Mexican pygmy-owls
    Ferruginous pygmy-owl
    Elf owl
    Burrowing owl
    Mottled owl
    Black-and-white owl
    Spotted owl
    Barred owl
    Great gray owl
    Long-eared owl
    Stygian owl
    Short-eared owl
    Striped owl
    Boreal owl
    Northern saw-whet owl
    Appendix 1: Key to genera and species of North American owls (exclusive of strictly Mexican species)
    Key to genera and species of indigenous Mexican owls
    Key to structural variations in external ears of North American owl genera (exclusive of Mexico)
    Appendix 2: Advertisement and other typical calls of non-Mexican North American owls
    Appendix 3: Origins of scientific and vernacular names of North American owls.
  • OCLC Number: 48943959
  • Identifier: ISBN1560989394;LCCN2002021015