Australian High Country Owls

Australian High Country Owls

by Jerry Olsen

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ISBN-13: 9780643104112
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 376
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Jerry Olsen has studied birds of prey for 40 years, in the United States, Canada and Australia, and has more than 130 publications on birds of prey including four books. He is a member of the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra. In 2002, Jerry, Susan Trost, Michael Wink and Heidi Sauer-Gurth were the first to describe and name the Little Sumba Hawk-owl Ninox sumbaensis.

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements
1 What is an owl?
2 What is a Ninox?
3 What is a Southern Boobook?
Studying owls
4 David Fleay
5 Surveying owls
6 Finding owls
7 Trapping and handling owls
8 Telemetry
Diet and hunting – medium-sized owls
9 Spotted Owls
10 Boobook summer diet
11 Boobook prey size
12 Northern Hawk-Owls and Long-eared Owls
13 Winter Boobook diet
14 Great Horned Owls and versatility
15 Great Grey Owls and wing formulae
16 Powerful Owl diet
17 Forest owl diets
18 Powerful Owls and dimorphism
Breeding
19 Southern Boobook calls
20 Borders
21 Duetting and duelling
22 Weather and calling
23 A lover’s triangle
24 Pre-breeding behaviour
25 Colour plates
26 Nests and breeding habitat
27 Timing of breeding
28 Pair behaviour – incubation
29 Pair behaviour – prey deliveries
30 Fledging age
31 Female desertion
32 Fledgling behaviour
33 Snowy Owls
34 David Lack’s theory of limiting factors
35 Tawny Owls in Kielder Forest
36 Duelling and nest failures
Conservation
37 Spotted Owls
38 Athene and Burrowing Owls
39 Little Owls
40 Conserving Australian owls
41 Conservation techniques
Wallacea
42 Wallacea
43 Sumba Barn Owls
44 Sumba Boobook
45 New species
46 Eviction

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