Birds of Prey: An Introduction to Familiar North American Species

Birds of Prey: An Introduction to Familiar North American Species

by James Kavanagh, Raymond Leung
     
 

What distinguishes a bird of prey? They have exceptionally good vision, a sharp, hooked beak, and powerful feet with curved, sharp talons for grasping prey. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 50 familiar species of vultures, eagles, falcons, kites, hawks and owls (most perching and in flight), features silhouette profiles of key species groups and

Overview


What distinguishes a bird of prey? They have exceptionally good vision, a sharp, hooked beak, and powerful feet with curved, sharp talons for grasping prey. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 50 familiar species of vultures, eagles, falcons, kites, hawks and owls (most perching and in flight), features silhouette profiles of key species groups and includes a map identifying raptor flyways and migratory hotspots. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by naturalists of all ages. Made in the USA.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583551899
Publisher:
Waterford Press Ltd.
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Pocket Naturalist Guide Series
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
1,124,746
Product dimensions:
3.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

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