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Owls and Owl Pellets Identification Chart

  • Code: OP123
  • Author(s): Thomas & Shields
  • Date: 2008
  • Price : £3.00

FSC Owls and Owl Pellets Identification Chart is both a field guide to adult owls and shows you to investigate owl pellets.

Beautiful colour paintings of the 5 owls living in the wild in Britain and Ireland are shown, both perched and in flight.

Illustrations and written descriptions of the different pellets produced by each species of owl and by other birds (kestrel, sparrowhawk, gull and corvids) that could be confused, and a systematic identification key to the contents of owl pellets, including complete skulls, jaws, teeth and other recognisable bones and animal parts.

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.

Owls and Owl Pellets Identification Chart was produced in partnership with the Hawk and Owl Trust.

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