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Title:
A photographic guide to North American raptors
Other title(s):
North American raptors
ISBN:
9780127455303
Publication Information:
London ; San Diego : Academic Press, ©1995.
Physical Description:
xviii, 198 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Summary:
In this authoritative reference, two of the world's top experts on raptors provide an essential guide to the variations in the species, allowing for easier recognition of key identification points. All the distinguishing marks described have been exhaustively tested in a wide range of field conditions. 365 photos.
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Summary

Whether soaring or perched, diurnal birds of prey often present challenging identification problems for the bird enthusiast. Variable plumage, color morphs, and unique individual characteristics are just some of the factors bird watchers must consider when identifying the different species. In this authoritative reference, two of the world's top experts on raptors provide an essential guide to the variations in the species, allowing for easier recognition of key identification points. All the distinguishing marks described have been exhaustively tested in a wide range of field conditions by the authors as well as the colleagues and students who have learned from them.


Key Features?



The only complete photographic guide to North American diurnal birds of prey
Includes all species, common and rare
Written by well-known experts
Contains 365 photographs, each with an explanatory caption and supporting text describing all 43 species of diurnal raptors found in North America
Features 14 discussions of specific problems in practical identification
Complete set showing every plumage
Raptor I.D. problem section showing similar species side by side

Species List:
Turkey Vulture. Black Vulture. California Condor. Osprey. Hook-billed Kite. Swallow-tailed Kite. White-tailed Kite. Snail Kite. Mississippi Kite. Bald Eagle. Northern Harrier. Sharp-shinned Hawk. Cooper's Hawk. Northern Goshawk. Common Black Hawk. Harris' Hawk. Gray Hawk. Red-shouldered Hawk. Broad-winged Hawk. Short-tailed Hawk. Swainson's Hawk. White-tailed Hawk. Zone-tailed Hawk. Red-tailed Hawk. Ferruginous Hawk. Rough-legged Hawk. Golden Eagle. Crested Caracara. American Kestrel. Merlin. Aplomado Falcon. Gyrfalcon. Peregrine. Prairie Falcon. Crane Hawk. Roadside Hawk. Hawaiian Hawk. Red-backed Hawk. Steller's Sea Eagle. White-tailed Eagle. Collared Forest Falcon. Northern Hobby. Common Kestrel.


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Authors Bio, not available


Table of Contents

ForewordPeter Dunne
Glossary and Anatomy
Species List: Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
California Condor
Osprey
Hook-billed Kite
Swallow-tailed Kite
White-tailed Kite
Snail Kite
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle
North Harrier
Sharp-skinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshark
Common Black Hawk
Harris' Hawk
Gray Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
White-tailed Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle
Crested Caracara
American Kestrel
Merlin
Aplomado Falcon
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine
Prairie Falcon
Crane Hawk
Roadside Hawk
Hawaiian Hawk
Red-backed Hawk
Steller's Sea Eagle
White-tailed Eagle
Collared Forest Falcon
Northern Hobby
Common Kestrel
Raptor ID Problems