In this second edition, recent changes to owl taxonomy are incorporated with full descriptions (and images) of a number of new species, plus a several new photographs to improve this book's amazing photographic coverage still further. 750 full color photographs, maps, index .A complete guide to identifying the world's owls. Photographers spend hours waiting to capture them and birders seek them out with determination, but owls have been tough to identify--until now. Owls of the World is the ultimate resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic birds of prey. Dozens of the world's finest photographers have contributed 750 spectacular photographs covering all of the world's 249 species of owls.