Raptors of the World

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Princeton University Press, 2005 - 320 страница

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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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 ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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List of species and subspecies 4 f
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Sex and age differences in sizes and shapes of raptors
42
Moult patterns age criteria and polymorphism
57
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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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