Photographic Guide to North American Raptors

ISBN-10: 069111644X
ISBN-13: 9780691116440
Edition: 1995
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 6/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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. 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.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits
Introduction
Glossary and Anatomy
Vultures
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
California Condor
Osprey
Kites
Hook-billed Kite
Swallow-tailed Kite
White-tailed Kite
Snail Kite
Mississippi Kite
Northern Harrier
Accipiters
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Buteonines
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
Eagles
Bald Eagle
Golden Eagle
Crested Caracara
Falcons
American Kestrel
Aplomado Falcon
Merlin
Prairie Falcon
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine
Vagrants
Crane Hawk
White-tailed Eagle
Steller's Sea Eagle
Roadside Hawk
Red-backed Buzzard
Hawaiian Hawk
Collared Forest-Falcon
Common Kestrel
Northern Hobby
Raptor identification problems
Index

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