Birds of California: A Falcon Field Guide by Todd Telander

By Todd Telander

This informative consultant makes it effortless to spot birds on your yard, favourite parks, and natural world components.

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Females are usually darker than males, with more color and spotting across the breast and sides. The facial disk is enclosed by a thin line of darker feathers. Barn Owls are nocturnal hunters for rodents, and their call is a haunting, raspy screeee! The adult male is illustrated. indd 45 11/9/11 11:27 AM Great Horned Owl, TYPICAL OWLS Bubo virginianus Family Strigidae (Typical Owls) Size: 22” Season: Year-round Habitat: Almost any environment, from forests to plains to urban areas Found throughout North America, the Great Horned Owl is a large, strong owl with an obvious facial disk and long, sharp talons.

Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura Family Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves) Size: 12” Season: Year-round Habitat: Open brushy areas, urban areas The common Mourning Dove is a sleek, long-tailed dove with a thin neck, a small rounded head, and large black eyes. It is pale gray-brown underneath and darker above, with some iridescence to the feathers on the neck. There are clear black spots on the tertials and some coverts, and a dark spot on the upper neck below the eye. The pointed tail is edged with a white band.

Voice is a low hoo-hoo-hoo. The adult is illustrated. 5” Season: Year-round Habitat: Open grasslands and plains The Burrowing Owl is a ground-dwelling owl that lives in burrows that have been vacated by ground squirrels and other rodents. It is small and flat-headed and has a short tail and long legs. Plumage is brown spotted with white above, and extensively barred brown and white below. It has a white chin and throat and bright yellow eyes. Burrowing Owls can be seen day or night perched on the ground or on a post, scanning for insects and small rodents.

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