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By Mike Unwin,David Tipling

ISBN-10: 0008206708

ISBN-13: 9780008206703

A specific number of lovely images and specified pictures of over fifty of the main outstanding owl species round the world.

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The much less we all know approximately anything, the extra we create a mythology round it. this is often very true for owls. in most cases nocturnal, as a rule silent, and reliant at the part of shock of their assaults, they seldom come upon people, yet now we have nonetheless created an unlimited physique of legend round those mysterious avians – for a few, they symbolise knowledge, for others they're the brokers of evil or harbingers of death.

Understanding those birds is a brilliant problem outstandingly met via award-winning normal background writer Mike Unwin and David Tipling, one in every of Britain’s top-rated photographers. Unwin, who has watched and in demand owls worldwide, captures the essence of every species, whereas explaining the original normal heritage that has made those silent assassins the simplest feathered predators of darkness. He describes a desirable variety of breeding and searching behaviour, the weird calls that experience given upward push to rather a lot superstition, and the cultural effect of owls world wide. the lovely variety of pictures, taken and compiled by way of David Tipling, captures the wonderful thing about each one species and the drama of the landscapes they inhabit.

At as soon as an research and a party, A Parliament of Owls seems at over fifty species of those infinitely attention-grabbing birds, from the Snowy Owl looking lemmings within the Arctic tundra to the rodent-eating Burrowing Owl of the dusty hollows underneath the South American pampas.

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