Understanding Owls [NOOK Book]

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The only guide to every aspect of living and working with owls, wirtten by one of the world's top experts in the field of birds of prey: Jemima Parry-Jones, owner of the world-famous National Birds of Prey Centre. Owls have become increasingly popular as pets, as birds that specialists want to breed, or that people want to fly for pleasure, or to train and fly for demonstrations at zoos and bird of prey centres, and even as birds to use for hunting. It will help you understand owls to assure your own owl of the ...

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Overview

The only guide to every aspect of living and working with owls, wirtten by one of the world's top experts in the field of birds of prey: Jemima Parry-Jones, owner of the world-famous National Birds of Prey Centre. Owls have become increasingly popular as pets, as birds that specialists want to breed, or that people want to fly for pleasure, or to train and fly for demonstrations at zoos and bird of prey centres, and even as birds to use for hunting. It will help you understand owls to assure your own owl of the best possible situation in captivity.

Jemima Parry-Jones covers everything to help you learn more about owls, either to keep them, breed them, or to train and fly one: taxonomy, biology; owl anatomy, morphology and behavior, housing and equipment, breeding owls, incubation, rearing, maintaining and managing your owls, training and hunting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446359754
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 673,089
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Jemima Parry-Jones MBE, owner and director of the National Birds of Prey Centre in Gloucesterhire, has kept diurnal and nocturnal raptors throughout her life. She is the Taxonomic Advisory Group Chair for Falconiformes and Strigiformes, and currently International Director of the Raptor Research Foundation Inc. She advises on management of all raptors in affiliated zoos all over the world, and has written management guidelines for both owls and diurnal raptors.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
1 Taxonomy 11
2 Biology: Owl Anatomy, Morphology & Behaviour 17
3 Keeping Owls 39
4 Housing and Equipment 43
5 Owls for Breeding 59
6 Maintaining and Managing Your Owls 75
7 First Attempts at Breeding 82
8 Incubation 91
9 Rearing 103
10 Training an Owl 119
11 Hunting with Owls 143
Appendices 146
Index 159
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