The Gyrfalcon

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This book is the definitive guide to the largest and most charismatic species of falcon in the world, the Gyrfalcon. With detailed information on life history characteristics, ecology, conservation issues, and much more, the book presents the most accurate, up-to-date, and complete view of this spectacular bird ever published.

Drawing on extensive research and travel to every country within the range of the Gyrfalcon, Eugene Potapov and Richard Sale delineate a new map of the ...

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Overview

This book is the definitive guide to the largest and most charismatic species of falcon in the world, the Gyrfalcon. With detailed information on life history characteristics, ecology, conservation issues, and much more, the book presents the most accurate, up-to-date, and complete view of this spectacular bird ever published.

Drawing on extensive research and travel to every country within the range of the Gyrfalcon, Eugene Potapov and Richard Sale delineate a new map of the bird’s range, conclude that the Gyrfalcon is more adaptable than previously thought, and restore the traditional Linnean scientific name of the species, Falco gyrfalco. The authors also reveal that Gyrfalcons, for much of their lives, are true stenophagous raptors, a rarity not only among raptors but among all birds.

Elegantly illustrated with many photographs and line drawings, this is an essential volume for ornithologists, ecologists, wildlife rehabilitators, falconers, and all others fascinated by birds of prey.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300107784
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugene Potapov is head of research at The Falcon Research Institute in Carmarthen, UK. Richard Sale is a freelance writer and photographer who works primarily in the Arctic and Antarctic

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  • Posted March 1, 2010

    A raptor enthusiast.

    I found Eugene Potapov's book THE GYRFALCON to be highly readable and informative. I first became aware of Dr. Eugene Potapov, at a banquet of the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust (PERT), which took place at the Huntingdon Valley Country Club, in November 2009. Prof. Eugene Potapov gave a presentation on the Bryn Athyn College Deer Research Project, which is monitoring the movements of deer within PERT. After doing some research on Dr. Potopov, I found out that he is a raptor specialist and had co-authored with Richard Sale THE GYRFALCON.
    I have been an observer of raptors for over 4 decades. I took a trip to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary with Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences back in 1967 and I was caught up in the enthusiasm for watching the various birds of prey migrate by Hawk Mountain. I have made many trips to Hawk Mountain over the years. Potopov's book was like a travelogue to the most remote landscapes one could imagine. He has opened up whole new wilderness areas and has with his co-author Richard Sale described areas first-hand, which few English-speaking ornithologists have experienced. I found the description of how the birds see in parts of the UV wavelengths to which humans are blind, to be most fascinating. It gave a whole new perspective of the coloration of predators and prey. The chapter on MAN AND FALCONS was most interesting, particularly the depiction of the birds of prey in Shamanism. The last chapter of the book entitled THREATS AND CONSERVATION was very informative. I never knew that the fur trade had such ramifications and hopefully fur will stay out of the fashion industry. This book is an inspiration to learn more about raptors. I like to visit or revisit the natural history museums mentioned in the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2005

    The most complete book on a large falcon ever!

    The book describes the Gyrfalcon, the king of all falcons, in such detail and glory, that no other book could compete. Glad that Poyser books managed to stand up to their standards.

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