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North American owls : biology and natural history
Johnsgard, Paul A.
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Second edition.
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Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, [2002]

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xiii, 298 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Comparative biology of owls. Evolution and classification of North American owls -- Comparative ecology and distribution -- Comparative morphology and physiology -- Comparative behavior -- Comparative reproductive biology -- Owls in myth and legend -- Natural histories of North American owls. Family Tytonidae. Barn owl -- Family Strigidae. Flammulated owl -- Eastern screech-owl -- Western screech-owl -- Mexican screech-owls -- Whiskered screech-owl -- Crested owl --- Spectacled owl -- Great horned owl -- Snowy owl -- Northern hawk-owl -- Northern pygmy-owl -- Mexican pygmy-owls -- Ferruginous pygmy-owl -- Elf owl -- Burrowing owl -- Mottled owl -- Black-and-white owl -- Spotted owl -- Barred owl-- Great gray owl -- Long-eared owl -- Stygian owl -- Short-eared owl -- Striped owl -- Boreal owl -- Northern saw-whet owl -- Appendix 1: Key to genera and species of North American owls (exclusive of strictly Mexican species) -- Key to genera and species of indigenous Mexican owls -- Key to structural variations in external ears of North American owl genera (exclusive of Mexico) -- Appendix 2: Advertisement and other typical calls of non-Mexican North American owls -- Appendix 3: Origins of scientific and vernacular names of North American owls.
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