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RSPB Spotlight: Eagles (RSPB) free pdf Eagles are among the most impressive hunters of the animal world. Their predatory prowess and flying skills have imbued them with a romance and mystique that runs deep in our culture and has elevated them to emblems of freedom and power across the globe. At the same time, however, people have long seen eagles as competitors. Reviled by farmers and gamekeepers as snatchers of livestock, many species have been driven into decline by persecution and disturbance. Two species of eagle occur in Britain - among 60 worldwide - and are the focus of this book. The regal Golden Eagle is the definitive `true' eagle and occurs in wilderness areas across the northern hemisphere- the even larger White-tailed Eagle, reintroduced to the UK after historic extinction, belongs to the separate `sea eagles' genus. These two spectacular birds are both very rare - confined largely to the remote Scottish Highlands - and a sighting of either is one of the UK's most exciting and sought-after wildlife experiences. This highly readable study looks separately at both UK eagles, exploring how each is adapted as an apex predator in its own environment, and explores the relationship between the two. Separate chapters cover all aspects of the birds' biology and lifestyle, from defending their vast territories to raising their young. Fascinating secrets are revealed, including the brutal truth behind `Cain and Abel' syndrome. The book also takes a look at other eagles around the world, placing the two UK species within this broader context. Finally, it examines the complex relationship that humans have enjoyed with eagles since time immemorial, spanning both culture and conservation, and offers expert tips on where and how you can watch these magnificent birds for yourself. The Spotlight series introduces readers to the lives and behaviours of our favourite animals with eye-catching, colour photography and informative expert text.

About Mike Unwin

Mike Unwin is the author of more than 25 books for both adults and children, including The Atlas of Birds (Bloomsbury), 100 Bizarre Animals and Southern African Wildlife (both Bradt). A specialist in natural history and travel, he writes regularly for numerous publications, including The Independent, BBC Wildlife, Nature's Home (RSPB), Wanderlust and Bird Watching, and has popular columns in both Wild Travel and Travel Africa magazines. Mike was awarded the prestigious accolade `UK Travel Writer of theYear 2013' by the British Guild of Travel Writers and in 2000 won `BBC Wildlife Nature Travel Writer of theYear'. He is based in Brighton, but visits the Western Isles every summer where he never tires of searching for both eagle species.

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Author : Mike Unwin
Publisher : Bloomsbury Natural History
Data Published : 16 June 2016
ISBN : 1472921844
EAN : 9781472921840
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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