On silent wings a bird sweeps down in the moonlight...Delve into the nocturnal world of owls in this new and updated edition of a classic from the #1 science writer for kids Gail Gibbons.
With their striking appearance and distinctive hoot, hoot, owls are one of the most recognizable birds in the world. But did you know there are more than 200 types of owls living in the world? This new and updated edition, vetted by an owl expert, includes the latest information on owl sizes and statistics, their varied nesting habits, and the current conservation efforts to save these endangered, unique and special birds.
Gail Gibbons' Owls celebrates the similarities and differences in the many species of owls, from large to small, living in diverse environments and making many different kinds of nests. This book covers basics of owl behavior, information on how they hunt, and the many factors that have led some owls to become endangered.
The boldly colored illustrations feature clear labeling, and all new words are defined and reinforced with clear, simple language, appropriate for young readers. The book also features a page of intriguing owl trivia.