Owls - John Sparks; Tony Soper;David & Charles, 1975, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Leans very slightly.
4th Impression. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Here is a fascinating natural, and unnatural, history of the owl, of which there are over 130 species around the world. The curious anatomy of these highly efficient predators is explained, and the ways in which they have adapted to widely differing habitats - anything from a hole in a giant cactus shared with woodpeckers to an under-ground burrow in a prairie-dog community - are fully examined. Roosting, courtship, the rough and tumble of daily life, diet and evolution are among the many other important aspects of behaviour discussed. Also of interest is the relationship between owls and man, for the owl has for centuries been seen as a harbinger of disaster.
Size: 8½" x 6"
Number of Pages: 206