Raptors of the World

Raptors of the World

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This new field guide covers all of the world's kites, vultures, harriers, hawks, buzzards, eagles, and falcons. Based on essential sections of the widely acclaimed handbook "Raptors of the World" by the same authors, but with updated text, maps, and plates, it shows every species in a selection of different plumages, with concise facing texts and distribution maps. It provides an easy-to-use and portable reference to one of the world's largest, most popular, and most challenging avian groups. A unique identification guide to all the world's raptors, and includes 118 color plates that show 338 species in flight and perched. Facing text summarizes size, confusion species, habitat, and behavioral and plumage differences. Color distribution maps are included for every species. It is ideal for use in the field, anywhere in the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 235 x 22.86mm | 680g
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 118 color plates.320 maps.
  • 0691126844
  • 9780691126845
  • 391,945

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"An astounding milestone in the history of ornithology."--World Birdwatch "This is a major addition to the ornithologist's library."--Christopher Perrins, TLS "The book is a must for anyone who is interested in raptors not found just in North America."--Frederic H. Brock, Wildlife Activist
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About James Ferguson-Lees

James Ferguson-Lees has been Editor of "British Birds", President of the British Trust for Ornithology, a Committee Chairman and Deputy Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and a Council Member and Records Committee Chairman of the British Ornithologists' Union. He is the author of several books, including "The Shell Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland" and "Endangered Birds". David A. Christie is Assistant Editor of "British Birds". He is coauthor of a number of books, including the award-winning "Woodpeckers".
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