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Author Erickson, Laura
Title Twelve Owls
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2011
©2011
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Artist's Note -- Introduction -- Northern Saw-whet Owl -- Eastern Screech-Owl -- Burrowing Owl -- Boreal Owl -- Barn Owl -- Short-eared Owl -- Long-eared Owl -- Northern Hawk Owl -- Barred Owl -- Great Horned Owl -- Snowy Owl -- Great Gray Owl
Meet the saw-whet, the tiniest of Minnesota's owls, a mere eight inches from the tip of its blunt tail to the top of its rounded head. The simplest way to find one is to listen for the scolding calls of a flock of agitated chickadees. Or, if you're lucky, you might witness the male throwing all caution to the wind and "co-co-co-co-ing" for a mate, inching forward on every note like the bird in a cuckoo clock. From this fetching little creature to the magnificent great gray, the owls of Minnesota have found the perfect spokeswoman in this book, which is as charming as it is informative. Written with wit and a remarkable command of bird lore by Laura Erickson, well known to public radio listeners and birdwatchers everywhere, "Twelve Owls" also features enchanting pictures, from the long view to up-close detail, by award-winning artist Betsy Bowen. "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you?" the barred owl asks, breaking into a duet that sounds like maniacal laughter when he gets lucky. The great gray, the biggest of the state's--and perhaps the world's--owls, hurls herself into the snow and fetches up a meadow vole, leaving behind a beautiful snow angel. The telling detail, the natural drama, the identifying features, and the environmental story all unfold in Erickson's engaging account of what to look for, where to look, and what these much-mythologized but very real denizens of the bird kingdom might be doing in the state of Minnesota
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Erickson, Laura Twelve Owls Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press,c2011 9780816677580
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