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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 ...

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Overview

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
  • 118 color plates show 338 species in flight and perched
  • Facing text summarizes size, confusion species, habitat, and behavioral and plumage differences
  • Color distribution maps included for every species
  • Ideal for use in the field, anywhere in the world
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Editorial Reviews

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

"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

Library Journal
Prepared with the same grace that raptors possess, this is an impressive opus. As the first major entry in the publisher's "Helm Identification" series in many years, it is of course intended for identification. But even Ferguson-Lees, deputy director of the Royal Society for Bird Preservation, and Christie, assistant editor of British Birds, realize that given its heft this volume may be used more as a reference than as a field guide. To narrow identification choices, birders can carry a smaller guide suited to their current locale, such as David Allen Sibley's recent The Sibley Guide to Birds (LJ 11/1/00), and then consult this work later for further help. All 313 species of diurnal raptors (excluded are the nocturnal owls) are illustrated in color and black and white, perched and in flight. As with any field guide, information is provided for identification, including brief descriptive text next to the color plate, illustrations of juvenile and adult plumage, and a range map. Reference text about each species describes distribution (with a larger map), movements, habitat, field characters, perched and flight characteristics, confusion species, voice, food, sociosexual behavior, breeding, population, variations, size measurements, and references. An index and a colossal 50-page bibliography conclude the work. The plate color is good, and the images are clear. A required purchase for every ornithology collection, academic or public, this book is highly recommended.DNancy Moeckel, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691126845
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 2/6/2006
  • Series: Princeton Field Guides Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 562,895
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

James Ferguson-Lees is former editor of British Birds, president of the British Trust for Ornithology, and deputy director of the Royal Society for Bird Preservation. He is the author of The Shell Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe.

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Table of Contents

Orders of raptor population sizes 33
Raptor topography 34
Measuring lengths and wingspans of raptors 38
Sex and age differences in sizes and shapes of raptors 42
Identifying raptors 46
Raptor migration 50
Moult patterns, age criteria and polymorphism 57
Taxonomy, sequence and nomenclature of raptors 63
English names of raptors 68
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