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Raptors of the World: A Field Guide - By James Ferguson-Lees and David
ever raptor world field guide, which uses all of the plates from the
author's 2001 'Raptors of the World' handbook, see below. There is a
concise, revised text to all 340 species on facing pages. Several of
the plates have been reworked and repainted for this guide, and there
is an updated colour distribution map for each species. - A must buy
for raptor enthusiasts. 320
pages, 118 colour plates. Christopher Helm 2005. £19.99 /$36/€30
ISBN: 0713669578 . Find Raptors
of the World
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of the World - By James Ferguson-Lees, David Christie, Philip Burton,
Kim Franklin and David Mead
One of the most eagerly awaited identification guides, covering
all the world's raptor 313 species. Each species is illustrated by adult,
juvenile and selected immature plumages, as well as main geographical
races and colour morphs: in all, over 2000 perched and flying birds,
some with typical prey, on 112 colour plates. Facing texts highlight
the plumage shown and summarise length, wingspan, male-to-female proportion,
shape, and flight; also habitat, which in turn relates to the colour
distribution maps. Plates 1-3 illustrate representatives, in flight,
of all 78 genera, grouped by size and zoogeographical regions. The individual
accounts which follow the colour plates are hugely detailed and the
result of years of research and observation. They cover distribution
and movements; habitat; characters (perched and in flight, and including
confusions); voice; food; socio-sexual; breeding, population; variation;
measurements; references. The text is enhanced with line drawings illustrating
specific points about identification and behaviour. A landmark volume
that sets a new standard for raptor identification.
Series: CHRISTOPHER HELM IDENTIFICATION GUIDE SERIES
992 pages, 112 colour plates, b/w illus, 300 colour distribution maps.
Christopher Helm 2001: Hardcover:
£55.00 (approx. $97/€81) . ISBN: 0713680261. Find Raptors
of the World
<t NHBS Bookstore.
Guide to the Birds of Prey of Britain and Europe with North Africa and
the Middle East - By Benny Gensbol
A book which is part identification guide, part distribution atlas and
part scientific account. Will prove indispensable for all those who
wish to have a complete guide to European birds of prey. 380 pages,
180 colour and b/w photos, 42 distribution maps, 300 silhouettes. .
Collins Guide to the Birds of Prey of Britain and Europe with
North Africa and the Middle East at NHBS Bookstore.
Field Guide to the Raptors of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa
William S Clark and N John Schmitt.
this comprehensive new identification guide, Bill Clark presents the
latest information on tried and tested field marks for identifying the
diurnal raptors of the Western Palearctic region. Forty-eight stunning
colour plates, especially painted for this volume by artist N.John Schmitt,
depict all the plumages for every raptor, both regularly occurring and
vagrant. The plates are augmented by a forty-page colour photograph
section. The accompanying text provides the reader with essential clues
to identification: detailed plumage descriptions for each age, sex,
and colour morph; sections describing flight, moult, behaviour, and
distribution for every species; sections on similar species - notoriously
difficult to identify - and how to distinguish them. Each account concludes
with the range of measurements for length, wing span, and weight. Those
birders who prefer illustrations to photographs will probably find this
guide more to their liking than Forsman's new Raptors of Europe and
the Middle East. 371 pages, 48 col plates, 40pp col photos, distribution
maps. Oxford University Press 1999. Softcover:
£29.50 (approx. $52/€44) ISBN: 0198546610. Find
A Field Guide to the Raptors of Europe, the Middle East and
North Africa at the NHBS Bookstore.
Watch: A Global Directory of Raptor Migration Sites - Edited by Jorje
I Zalles and Keith L Bildstein
63 percent of the world's raptors migrate. Raptor Watch, compiled from
contributions by over 800 observers worldwide, is a guide to 388 hotspots
where these birds can be seen in their thousands. A repository of information
for the specialist, this book is also a strategy document enabling conservationists
working at the local and national level to cooperate globally to protect
raptor migration networks. Series: BIRDLIFE CONSERVATION SERIES 9. 419
pages, 22 b/w photos, figs, tabs, maps. BirdLife International 2000.
Distributed by NHBS. Hardcover:
£15.00 ( approx. $27/€23) . ISBN: 0946888388.
most geographically complete reference list yet on hawk migration. A
great starting place for anyone interested in witnessing or studying
hawk migration anywhere in the World" - Birding (October 2001).
milestone in raptor migration science" - Ibis 143 (2001). Find
Raptor Watch: A Global Directory of Raptor Migration Sites
at the NHBS Bookstore.
Raptors of Europe and the Middle East - A Handbook of Field Identification
- By Dick Forsman
This major handbook presents the very latest information on the field
identification of the 42 species of raptor found in the region. Written
by one of Europe's leading experts on raptor identification, the book
includes more than 700 high quality colour photographs that have been
specifically chosen to demonstrate the plumage of each age and sex class
of every species found in Europe and the Middle East. The photographs
are complemented by almost 100 line drawings focusing on particular
identification details, and are backed up by a detailed text enabling
the recognition of even the most difficult species. The latest information,
much of it previously unpublished, describes the plumage and soft part
colouration of each category of bird, and compares and contrasts with
similar plumages of species which may cause confusion. The book also
discusses the difficulties caused by stage of moult, variation in light
conditions, and changes in silhouette arising from different flight
types. Fully referenced with a list of nearly 300 key papers and articles,
this book is the essential reference to the field identification of
every species, age, and sex class of raptors.
`I can imagine few Western Palearctic birders with a serious general
interest in field identification not wanting to own this guide. For
raptor workers, be they monitoring migrations or censusing breeding
populations, it must be considered essential. Forsman's guide can be
recommended in no uncertain terms.'Guy Kirwan, Birding World
Series: POYSER NATURAL HISTORY Christopher Helm 1998. 608 pages, 700
col photos, 100 line illus, maps. Hardcover: £35.00 ( approx.
$62/€52 ). ISBN: 0713665157.
Find The Raptors of Europe and the Middle East - A Handbook
of Field Identification at the NHBS Bookstore.
In-Hand Identification Guide - By William S Clark and Reuven Yosef
Written by one of the leading raptor experts, this superb in-hand guide
was written to aid ringers (banders) to properly identify, age, and
sex diurnal raptors that are captured for marking. Each species account
begins with a short description of the species giving the type and several
diagnostic characters. This is followed by a section of similar species,
each with characteristics to separate it from the species of this account.
Also included is the conservation status for each of the species, based
on Tucker & Heath (1994) and del Hoyo et al (1994). 144 pages, col
photos throughout. International Birdwatching Centre Eilat 1998. Distributed
by NHBS. Softcover:
£12.50 ( approx. $23/€19 ). Find
Raptor In-Hand Identification Guide at the NHBS Bookstore.
and Condors - By David Houston
Vultures and Condors are among the most abundant and spectacular
birds of prey in the world. Masters of gliding flight, they survive
by being supremely efficient scavengers, rather than by hunting and
killing prey themselves. David Houston has studied vultures and condors
in the field for over thirty years. In this vividly illustrated wildlife
portrait, he explains how they have had to acquire remarkable adaptations
for their specialised way of life, and why in many places, these large
birds are highly endangered by man's activities.
Series: WORLDLIFE LIBRARY , 72 pages, col photos.
Colin Baxter Photography 2001, Softcover:
£9.00 (approx. $16/€14). ISBN: 1841070726. Find
Vultures and Condors at the NHBS Bookstore.
Identification of European Raptors - By RF Porter, Ian Willis, Steen
Christensen and Bent Pors Nielsen
Illustrated by Ian Willis
Indisputably one of the most valuable books on identification currently
available. The text has been revised throughout for this edition, there
are 50 new drawings and the plates section contains 248 photographs.
288 pages, b/w photos, illus.
T & AD Poyser Ltd (A & C Black) Edition 3. 1981. Hardcover:£29.99
( approx. $53/€45). ISBN: 0856610275. Find
Flight Identification of European Raptors at the NHBS
Field Guide to Raptors of the Eastern North America - By Brian K Wheeler
Raptors of Eastern North America, together with its companion volume,
Raptors of Western North America are extremely thorough guides to North
American hawks, eagles, and other raptors and are essential books for
anyone seeking to identify these notoriously tricky-to-identify birds.
The text covers all aspects of raptor biology and provides up-to-date
information on status and distribution, taking into account the recent
alteration of some species' ranges due to pesticide bans and introduction
programs. The range maps - which include "city" plotting -
are the most accurate and largest ever produced for North American raptors.
439 pages, 559 col photos, maps. Princeton University Press 2003. Hardcover:
£29.95 (approx. $53/€44 ) . ISBN: 0691115982.
Find A Field Guide to Raptors of the Eastern North America
at the NHBS Bookstore.
of Prey of the Indian Subcontinent - By Rishad Naoroji
Complete guide to the raptors of the Indian subcontinent, including
India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the Maldives.
The huge diversity of habitat types and altitudinal variation gives
rise to a correspondingly large avifauna. The diurnal birds of prey
are well represented - 70 species of hawk, buzzard, kite, harrier, eagle,
vulture, falcon and falconet are found in the region. 480 pages, 24
colour plates and over 600 photos.
Christopher Helm- not yet published due April 2006. Hardcover:£40.00
($71/€59). ISBN: 0713663243. Find
Birds of Prey of the Indian Subcontinent at the NHBS Bookstore.
of Prey Glossary
A Bird Of Prey Glossary. ACCIPITER [ak-SIP-ih-ter]: A group of forest
hawks with short; rounded wings; long tails; and long legs. ... BIRD
OF PREY: A general term applied to eagles; hawks; falcons; owls; and
to the osprey ...
bird of prey
bird of prey. noun (pl. birds of prey) a bird that feeds on animal flesh;
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