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Raptors Of The World

Author : David A. Christie
ISBN : 9781408135501
Genre : Science
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This guide covers all the world's 313 raptor species illustrated with adult, juvenile and selected immature plumages as well as main geographical races. There are illustrations of over 2000 perched and flying birds, some with typical prey and facing texts summarising length, wingspan, male-to-female proportion, shape and flight. The text is further enhanced with line drawings illustrating specific points about identification and behaviour. "Covering every species of raptor on the planet, this book is perfect for anyone with an interest in birds of prey." Birdwatch
Category: Science

Raptors Of The World

Author : James Ferguson-Lees
ISBN : 0713669578
Genre : Birds of prey
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Raptors of the World (Helm, 2001) is the definitive handbookto this most popular group of birds. This new field guide uses all ofthe plates from Raptors of the World, with a concise, revised text onfacing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight fieldreference covering all 340 raptor species. Several of the plates havebeen reworked and repainted for this guide. The book also has anupdated colour distribution map for each species. Much of the extensive introductory material has been retained inthis guide, with the addition of a complete species list containing allsubspecies and brief details of their ranges. Armed with this guide,birders will be able to identify with confidence any raptor encounteredanywhere in the world.
Category: Birds of prey

Migrating Raptors Of The World

Author : Keith L. Bildstein
ISBN : 080144179X
Genre : Nature
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Keith L. Bildstein has studied migrating raptors on four continents and directs the conservation science program at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Pennsylvania, the world's first refuge for migratory birds of prey. In this book, he details the stories and successes of twelve of the world's most important raptor-viewing spots, among them Cape May Point, New Jersey; Veracruz, Mexico; Kekoldi, Costa Rica; the Strait of Gibralter, Spain; and Elat, Israel.
Category: Nature

Raptors Of Mexico And Central America

Author : William S. Clark
ISBN : 9781400885077
Genre : Nature
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Raptors are among the most challenging birds to identify in the field due to their bewildering variability of plumage, flight silhouettes, and behavior. Raptors of Mexico and Central America is the first illustrated guide to the region's 69 species of raptors, including vagrants. It features 32 stunning color plates and 213 color photos, and a distribution map for each regularly occurring species. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, age-related plumages, status and distribution, subspecies, molt, habitats, behaviors, potential confusion species, and more. Raptors of Mexico and Central America is the essential field guide to this difficult bird group and the ideal travel companion for anyone visiting this region of the world. Covers all 69 species of raptors found in Mexico and Central America Features 32 color plates and hundreds of color photos Provides multiple illustrations of each species Depicts and describes variations in plumage by individual, morph, age, and region Describes behavior, food preferences, hunting strategies, vocalizations, and molt Covers rare and extralimital species Includes distribution maps and flight silhouettes
Category: Nature

Raptors At Risk

Author : World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls
ISBN : 0888394780
Genre : Nature
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A comprehensive book about raptors. Proceedings of the V World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls.
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Raptors Worldwide

Author : Robin D. Chancellor
ISBN : 9638641819
Genre : Birds of prey
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Author : Alan F. Poole
ISBN : 9781421427157
Genre : Science
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This book shows us why.
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The View From Hawk Mountain

Author : Michael Harwood
ISBN : 0811729761
Genre : Nature
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For years the rocky north-facing slope of Hawk Mountain in eastern Pennsylvania attracted scores of hunters who would shoot hawks, falcons, and eagles out of the sky. In 1934, Maurice Broun came to Hawk Mountain to establish the world's first sanctuary for birds of prey. Today, the mountain's famous lookout attracts thousands of birders, nature-lovers, and scientists to marvel at the river of raptors that annually comes streaming by. The story of how Hawk Mountain went from hunting hotspot to a thriving research centre with an important role in raptor conservation is told in vivid prose.
Category: Nature

The Raptors Of Arizona

Author : Richard L. Glinski
ISBN : 0816513228
Genre : Nature
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Thousands of birdwatchers come to Arizona each year seeking rare or intriguing species, and for those watching the skies the additional sighting of a bird of prey is a reward in itself. The Grand Canyon state boasts the most dramatic assortment of raptors in North America: hawks, eagles, falcons, kites, and owls, plus vultures and condors. Here can be found nearly all the raptor species of the continental United States and also established populations of species associated with Mexico, such as the Gray Hawk, Common Black-Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk, and Whiskered Screech-Owl. Arizona's raptors are found in an unrivaled diversity of habitats, from saguaro cactus forests where tiny Elf Owls nest to the Vermilion Cliffs, where the gigantic California Condor was introduced in 1996. Yet many species live in habitats that are now jeopardized by degradation or development, making an understanding and appreciation of raptors crucial to their survival. The Raptors of Arizona brings together the knowledge and insights of 29 raptor and wildlife authorities who provide original information and syntheses on Arizona's 42 raptor species, with an emphasis on aspects of their natural history in Arizona. A chapter on each bird includes its description, a range map, and information on its distribution, habitat, life history, and status. Additional chapters cover conservation, habitats, where and when to watch raptors, and the sport of falconry. The book is enhanced by 42 full-color illustrations by Richard Sloan, one of the premier wildlife artists in North America, whose paintings were commissioned by the Arizona Wildlife Foundation specifically for this project. Co-published with the Arizona Game and Fish Department
Category: Nature