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A Photographic Guide to North American Raptors free pdf 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. This is the only complete photographic guide to North American diurnal birds of prey. It includes all species, common and rare. Written by well-known experts, it contains 365 photographs, each with an explanatory caption and supporting text describing all 43 species of diurnal raptors found in North America. It features 14 discussions of specific problems in practical identification. This is a complete set showing every plumage. It includes Raptor I.D. problem section showing similar species side by side. The species list includes: 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, and Common Kestrel.

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Author : William S. Clark
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Data Published : 12 May 2003
ISBN : 069111644X
EAN : 9780691116440
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 198 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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