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  • Chris Mead Guy Troughton Whittet Books 2011 http://www.booksystemsplus.com/product.php?id_product=479 English , Global, Afrotropic, Australasian, Indo-Malay, Nearctic, Neotropic, Oceanic, Palearctic, , Owls (Strigidae), 07/01/2011 1873580835 9781873580837 07/01/2011 0905483596 9780905483597 No value

The original publication of Chris Mead's book soon took its place as the most accessible yet authoritative work on owls available and continued to be a bestseller for almost twenty years until it went out of print a few years ago.

Appealing not just to keen birdwatchers but also to budding naturalists and all those with a passing interest in birds, copies of the book are still sought after.


This amazingly informative book has now been redesigned and republished as the first volume in a new series, The British Natural History Collection.


With colour photographs:


The beautiful and accurate line drawings and cartoons by renowned wildlife artist Guy Troughton are a feature of this book. This special edition also includes an eight-page gallery of stunning colour images by bird photographer Mark Hancox including his photograph of a Short-eared Owl, winner of the BirdGuides Photo of the Year 2010 competition.


Owls reveals all sorts of curious and unexpected facts about the owls found in Britain, and also some oddities about those species found elsewhere. The book gives readers helpful advice on how to observe and count their local owls and how to assist in protecting them. It even has a section on the design and construction of nest-boxes and where best to position them.

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