Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. (1980). Quarto (7.25" x 10.25"), grey cloth, gilt, in pictorial jacket. 167, (1)pp. with index, bibliography. Illustrated with photos in color and black and white by Robert R. Taylor. Maps. Jacket is chipped and has a few short tears. Former owner's gift inscription on front paste-down endpaper. Very good + / good +. Item #14837
An excellent book with great pictures of the various aspects of the owl's life; courtship, nesting, flying, hunting etc. The jacket shows a newly banded owl being released from his bander's arms.