Owls An Artist's Guide to Understanding Owls

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
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The most complete collection of visual reference material on North American owls including over 700 stunning photographs of 16 species of owls. Physical features offer insight into hunting, feeding, flying, and communication. Renowned carver Floyd Scholz presents the much anticipated follow-up to his best-selling 'Birds of Prey'. In this new book, hundreds of stunning full-colour photographs and useful line drawings offer detailed studies of 16 species of owls-from the tiny Elf Owl to the impressive Great Horned Owl. All are illustrated in full detail, with focus on body and wing design, plumage patterns, flight characteristics, and predatory behaviour. Also includes a section on carving and painting techniques and a gallery of Floyd Scholz's finished carvings. A must-have reference for carvers, artists, ornithologists, naturalists -- anyone interested in these magnificent birds.

Author Biography

A professional artist since 1983, Floyd Scholz is one of the preeminent bird carvers and painters in the world. Now in his 45th year of carving, he is also the author of five award-winning books on the art form. Floyd's in-depth knowledge of birds, especially raptors, has enabled him to inspire a whole generation of wildfowl carvers and artists. He shares his love of birds and passion for art with his students at the Vermont Raptor Academy in Bennington. He splits his time between Vermont and Florida.

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