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Raptors of the World A Field Guide

Author : James Ferguson-Lees
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Raptors of the World (Helm, 2001) is the definitive handbook to this most popular group of birds. This new field guide uses all of the plates from Raptors of the World, with a concise, revised text on facing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight field reference covering all 340 raptor species. Several of the plates have been reworked and repainted for this guide. The book also has an updated colour distribution map for each species. Much of the extensive introductory material has been retained in this guide, with the addition of a complete species list containing all subspecies and brief details of their ranges. Armed with this guide, birders will be able to identify with confidence any raptor encountered anywhere in the world.

Raptors of the World

Author : James Ferguson-Lees
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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.

Raptors of the World

Author : David A. Christie
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Each species is illustrated by adult, juvenile and selected immature plumages, as well as main geographical races and colour morphs: over 2,000 perched and flying birds, some with typical prey, on 112 colour plates.

Migrating Raptors of the World

Author : Keith L. Bildstein
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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.

Raptors of Mexico and Central America

Author : William S. Clark
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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

A Field Guide to the Raptors of Europe the Middle East and North Africa

Author : William S. Clark
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The birds of prey must rank among the most imposing and spectacular birds to be found anywhere in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. In this comprehensive new identification guide, Bill Clark presents the latest information on tried and tested field marks for identifying the diurnalraptors, both perched and in flight. Many of these field marks are the result of his own extensive experience in identifying raptors, and have never before been published. Forty-eight stunning colour plates, especially painted for this volume by artist N. John Schmitt, depict all the plumages forevery raptor found in the Western Palearctic region, both regularly occurring and vagrant. The plates are augmented by a forty-page colour photograph section. The accompanying text provides the essential clues to identification. These include detailed plumage descriptions for each age, sex, andcolour morph, as well as sections describing flight, moult, behaviour, and distribution for every species. The text also contains useful sections on similar species - notoriously difficult to identify - and how to distinguish them. Each account concludes with the range of measurements for length,wing span, and weight. Bill Clark has been working on the raptors for over thiry years, observing them, studying them, writing about them, and photographing them. His passion for birds of prey has taken him around the world, and in particular to Europe and to the Middle East, making him uniquelyqualified to write this book. It will be essential for any birdwatcher or ornithologist who wants to watch and identify the region's raptors in the field.

The Raptors of Europe and the Middle East

Author : Dick Forsman
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This book presents the most complete and up to date guide to therecognition of the diurnal raptors of Europe and the Middle East yetpublished. It is written by an acknowledged expert, the author of manydefinitive identification articles and veteran of countless tours andexpeditions. Over 700 high quality colour photographs have beenspecially chosen to show the plumages of each age and sex class ofevery species found in Europe and the Middle East, back up by adetailed text enabling birdwatchers to get to grips with even the mostdifficult species. The photographs are complemented by almost 100drawings focussing on particular identification details, and the wholeis fully referenced with a list of nearly 300 key papers and articles.This book sets a new standard for raptor watching and identification inEurope and further afield.

Raptors of the Northeast

Author : Thomas Bosakowski
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In Raptors of the Northeast, Dr. Thomas Bosakowski and Dr. Dwight G. Smith offer a guide to the hawks, owls, vultures, and other raptors of this region of the United States. This is a useful tool for students, educators, amateur naturalists, and wildlife professionals, providing details on the natural history of these fascinating birds, enhanced by color photos.

A Field Guide to Hawks of North America

Author : William S. Clark
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Identifies all species of North American hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, kites, and ospreys, describing their characteristics and markings.

Supersaurs 1 Raptors of Paradise

Author : Jay Jay Burridge
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A thrilling new adventure series: what would the world look like if dinosaurs had never died out? Imagine a world where dinosaurs have survived and evolved as ... SUPERSAURS. This is the world that Bea Kingsley lives in, a world where humans live side by side with supersaurs, sometimes in peace but often in conflict. Bea is the daughter of explorer parents who went missing when she was just a baby. So when her grandmother suddenly takes her on a trip to the remote Indonesian islands of Aru, Bea starts asking some big questions. But the more questions Bea asks, the more trouble she and her grandmother find themselves in. Was the journey to the islands a big mistake? The adventure starts here... SUPERSAURS: RAPTORS OF PARADISE is the launch of a major new six book series for children, illustrated throughout with magnificent black and white artwork. The ground-breaking Supersaurs app uses state-of-the-art augmented reality to make the world of Supersaurs literally leap off the page and into the real world . . .

The Falcons of the World

Author : Tom J. Cade
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The falcon's approach to perfection of form and function has engendered a universal fascination for these superb predators. This book is both a comparative study of falcons, and a celebration of these most masterful of all avian hunters.

How Fast Can a Falcon Dive

Author : Peter Capainolo
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"Want to know everything about birds of preyùour amazing raptors? Then Capainolo and Butler's compact book, How Fast Can a Falcon Dive?, is the place to start!"-Joel Cracraft, Lamont Curator of Birds, American Museum of Natural History "Birds of prey are endlessly fascinating. They fill us with wonderùand questions. Fortunately, this book has the answers, presented in an engaging style. A 'must-read' for anyone. Who admires raptors."ùTim Gallagher, Author Of Falcon Fever How Fast Can a Falcon Dive? explores the world of raptors in a way that will appeal to bird lovers and biology enthusiasts alike. In a reader-friendly question and answer format, and complete with more than fifty-five color and black-and white images, ornithologist Peter Capainolo and science writer Carol A. Butler define and classify raptors, explore the physical attributes of birds of prey, view how their bodies work, and explain the social and physical behaviors of these species-how they communicate, hunt, reproduce, and, more.

African Raptors

Author : Bill Clark
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The most comprehensive guide to African raptors ever published. Africa has the most diverse range of raptors of any continent, with almost a third of the world's species occurring in the region. This comprehensive new book treats all of these species in impressive detail, with emphasis on their field identification. A full range of plumages is illustrated for each species, with artwork by raptor specialist Rob Davies. The authoritative text treats the identification of both perched and in-flight birds, and covers all major races, ages, plumages and morphs. These texts are accompanied by up-to-date distribution maps and a range of fabulous colour photographs from some of the world's leading bird photographers, again covering as broad a range of ages and subspecies as possible. This new Helm Identification Guide will be an essential reference for all birders and ornithologists with an interest in raptors.

Australian Birds of Prey

Author : Penny Olsen
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The extraordinary wildlife of Australia has long held a special fascination for people throughout the world. Now international authority Penny Olsen offers the definitive work on Australia's spectacular birds of prey. In describing Australia's twenty-four species of birds of prey, Olsen relates their complex biology to the continent's unique geography and ecology. She explains why species such as the Nankeen Kestrel and Brown Falcon can range widely from coastal cliffs and river valleys to arid grasslands and wooded hillsides. She describes why others, such as the Red Goshawk, Pacific Baza, and Brahminy Kite, have ranges dramatically limited by their dependence on particular habitats and types of prey. Throughout, she focuses on important conservation issues that effect the well-being of raptors in the wild. She also describes their interactions with humans and recent advances in the care of sick and captive birds.

Raptors

Author : Keith L. Bildstein
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Raptors offers a comprehensive and accessible account of raptors, including their evolutionary history, their relationships to other groups of birds, their sensory abilities, their general natural history, their breeding ecology and feeding behavior, and threats to their survival in a human-dominated...

Raptors of Texas

Author : Charles Craig Farquhar
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Raptors--birds of prey that hunt during the day--include easily recognizable birds like eagles, hawks, or falcons. They may be seen perched on highway signs, electrical poles, or soaring overheard in urban and rural spaces across North America. Here, avian ecology and raptor experts Craig Farquhar and Clint Boal present the first comprehensive volume on these birds of prey in Texas. Given the state's size, location, and biodiversity, it is not surprising that Texas leads other states in the documented number of raptor occurrence. The introductory chapters of Raptors of Texas provide information on raptor ecology, evolution, behavior, morphology, and the unique conservation challenges raptors face. Detailed species descriptions of the most common raptors in Texas come next, illustrated with life-like graphite drawings and range maps. Additionally, short entries for rare raptors sighted in the state are provided. This reference is a must-have for serious birders, ornithologists, avian ecologists, and wildlife professionals who want to know more about these birds of prey and the important roles they play in our urban and rural environments alike.

A Field Guide to the Migrating Raptors of Hawk Cliff

Author : Thomas Bolohan
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Flight Identification of Raptors of Europe North Africa and the Middle East

Author : Dick Forsman
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Raptors are notoriously hard to identify, even if seen well, and represent perhaps the toughest of all ID challenges for birders. This book is the ultimate flight-identification guide for the raptors of the Western Palaearctic, covering Europe, North Africa, the Middle East (including Arabia) to Central Asia. It provides identification information for all 60 species that regularly occur in the region, to subspecific level. The text covers every plumage and age in detail, with each species account accompanied by a range of photographs covering all the principal plumages. Based on this stunning photographic coverage, most of which has never been published before, this book represents a landmark in bird identification books and a major work for all raptor enthusiasts.

Raptors of New Mexico

Author : Jean-Luc E. Cartron
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Raptors of Utah

Author : Larry Eyre
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