The snowy owl
- Eugene Potapov and Richard Sale ; illustrations by Jackie Garner.
- London : T&AD Poyser, 2012.
- Physical description
- 304 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Biology Library (Falconer)
|QL696 .S83 P675 2012||Unknown|
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -294) and index.
- List of figures List of tables Introduction 1. What makes a Snowy Owl? 2. Distribution 3. Palaentology, systematics and evolution 4. Winter and summer habitats 5. Breeding 6. Timing and hatching 7. Diet 8. Numbers and population density 9. Winter range and winter records 10. Snowy Owl friends and foes 11. Snowy Owls and people References Glossary Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The Snowy Owl - possibly the world's sexiest bird - needs little introduction. This massive white owl breeds throughout the Arctic, wherever there are voles or lemmings to hunt, from Scandinavia through northern Russia to Canada and Greenland. Southerly movements in winter see North American birds travel as far south as the northern United States, while infrequent vagrants on the Shetlands and other northern isles are a magnet for birders. The Snowy Owl gives this popular bird the full Poyser treatment, with sections looking at morphology, distribution, palaeontology and evolution, habitat, breeding, diet, population dynamics, movements, interspecific relationships and conservation, supported by some fabulous photography and the art of Jackie Garner. A major strength is the availability to the authors of Russian literature, which is generally out of reach for Western scientists.
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- Publication date
- 9780713688177 (hbk.)
- 0713688173 (hbk.)
- 9781408172179 (ebk.)
- 1408172178 (ebk.)
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