The Brown Owl (Syrnium Aluco).details

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The Brown Owl (Syrnium Aluco).




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When brown owls hoot their throats swell as big as a hen’s egg. I have known an owl of this species live a full year without any water. Perhaps the case may be the same with all birds of prey. When owls fly they stretch out their legs behind them as a balance to their large heavy heads, for as most nocturnal birds have large eyes and ears they must have large heads to contain them. Large eyes I presume are necessary to collect every ray of light, and large concave ears to command the smallest degree of sound or noise.” (p. 166)

Captioned Syrnium Aluco in the book.



65 x 70mm (2.6 x 2.8 inches)

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2400 dots per inch


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