By Mike Unwin,David Tipling
A designated choice of gorgeous pictures and certain pics of over fifty of the main impressive owl species round the world.
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The much less we all know approximately whatever, the extra we create a mythology round it. this is often very true for owls. almost always nocturnal, more often than not silent, and reliant at the component to shock of their assaults, they seldom stumble 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 smart problem outstandingly met by way of award-winning normal historical past writer Mike Unwin and David Tipling, certainly one of Britain’s leading photographers. Unwin, who has watched and trendy owls around the globe, captures the essence of every species, whereas explaining the original ordinary heritage that has made those silent assassins the best feathered predators of darkness. He describes a desirable diversity of breeding and looking behaviour, the weird calls that experience given upward push to a lot superstition, and the cultural influence of owls around the globe. the lovely variety of pictures, taken and compiled by way of David Tipling, captures the great thing about every one species and the drama of the landscapes they inhabit.
At as soon as an research and a party, A Parliament of Owls appears to be like 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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A Parliament of Owls by Mike Unwin,David Tipling