North American Owls: Biology and Natural History / Edition 2

North American Owls: Biology and Natural History / Edition 2

by Paul A. Johnsgard
     
 

Paul Johnsgard has completely updated his highly praised 1988 edition of North American Owls, and by adding twelve species of Mexican owls he now covers the entire continent of North America. With detailed accounts of the nineteen owl species that breed north of Mexico, this comprehensive natural history includes thorough explanations of evolutionarySee more details below

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Paul Johnsgard has completely updated his highly praised 1988 edition of North American Owls, and by adding twelve species of Mexican owls he now covers the entire continent of North America. With detailed accounts of the nineteen owl species that breed north of Mexico, this comprehensive natural history includes thorough explanations of evolutionary relationships, ecology and distribution, anatomy and physiology, and reproductive biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560989394
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 10.37(h) x 1.18(d)

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Meet the Author

Paul A. Johnsgard is Foundation Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is the author of The Pheasants of the World: Biology and Natural History, Second Edition (Smithsonian, 1999) and Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North America: Biology and Natural History (Smithsonian, 2001).

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Pt. 1Comparative Biology of Owls
Ch. 1Evolution and Classification of North American Owls3
Ch. 2Comparative Ecology and Distribution9
Ch. 3Comparative Morphology and Physiology18
Ch. 4Comparative Behavior32
Ch. 5Comparative Reproductive Biology43
Ch. 6Owls in Myth and Legend54
Pt. 2Natural Histories of North American Owls
Family Tytonidae63
Family Strigidae74
App. 1Key to Genera and Species of North American Owls (Exclusive of Strictly Mexican Species)243
App. 2Advertisement and Other Typical Calls of Non-Mexican North American Owls249
App. 3Origins of Scientific and Vernacular Names of North American Owls253
Glossary257
References267
Index295

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