Overview

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...
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The Snowy Owl

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Overview

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 on morphology, distribution, palaeontology and evolution,
habitat, breeding, diet, population dynamics, movements, interspecific
relationships and conservation, supported by some fabulous photography.
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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Editorial Reviews

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" A MUST have for those with a technical or semi-technical interest in the species." - Ian Paulson, The Guardian
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408172179
  • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
  • Publication date: 1/17/2013
  • Series: Poyser Monographs
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 904,786
  • File size: 12 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Raptor specialist Eugene Potapov and Arctic expert Richard Sale form a talented and experienced author team. Their first Poyser title, The Gyrfalcon (2005), was the winner of The Wildlife Society's ‘Best Science Book 2006' award, while Sale's most recent publication A Complete Guide to Arctic Wildlife (Christopher Helm, 2006) has sold strongly and received excellent reviews.

Raptor specialist Eugene Potapov and Arctic expert Richard Sale form a talented and experienced author team. Their first Poyser title, The Gyrfalcon (2005), was the winner of The Wildlife Society's ‘Best Science Book 2006' award, while Sale's most recent publication A Complete Guide to Arctic Wildlife (Christopher Helm, 2006) has sold strongly and received excellent reviews.

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Table of Contents

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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