A great 8 page laminated fold-out identification guide to the 5 species of owl permanently resident in the British Isles with colour paintings of each species both perched and in flight. Produced in conjunction with the Hawk and Owl Trust, this chart is both an identification guide to owls and a practical resource for investigating owl pellets. Includes illustrations and descriptions of the different pellets produced by each species of owl and by other birds that could be confused as well as a systematic identification key to the contents of owl pellets (skulls, jaws, teeth and other recognisable bones).
Text on the reverse side provides background information on the taxonomy of owls, their adaptations for hunting, food chains and conservation status. Further identification information for each species - body length, wingspan, call, habitat, UK breeding range, main prey and conservation status - is given in a table. Guidance is also included on where pellets can be found and how they can be prepared and dissected.
These charts are designed to help identify a wide range of plants and animals.
They are lightweight and laminated to make them practical and robust for use outdoors.
Clear colour illustrations and text by experts in the subject make these a valuable resource for all age groups.
Further guides from this series are available.
Size (Folded): 175 x 245mm (7 x 9.75in)