Owls in Australia are difficult to find and study, so comparatively little is known about their biology. Even less is known about the status, taxonomy, and biology of those species and sub-species living in tropical and subtropical environments and on islands. Many island species and subspecies are at risk, some have already been lost.
Ecology and Conservation of Owls includes sections on population ecology, distribution, habitat and diet, conservation and management, and voice structure and taxonomy. It contains a number of review chapters that bring together findings from a wide range of previous research, including recent developments in owl taxonomy and systematics, and studies of population limitation in northern hemisphere owls. The chapters in this book derive from papers presented at the Owls 2000 conference held in Canberra, Australia, which was third in a series of international meetings on owls.
Introduction to Australian owls
Part 1. Population ecology
Part 2. Distribution, habitat and diet
Part 3. Conservation and management
Part 4. Voice, structure and taxonomy
“… this is an excellent synopsis of modern owl research, well produced, well edited and utterly essential for anyone with a serious interest in owl conservation and biology in Australia and beyond.”
Stephen Garnett, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Cairns (Emu v.103, 2005)
The 32 chapters in this volume have been contributed by Australia’s leading owl experts and several of the world’s leading ornithologists.