British Birds of Prey (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 60)

British Birds of Prey (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 60)


Leslie Brown's account of our 15 resident, 7 vagrant and a pair of migrant species of eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures in Britain provides an exceptional mass of clinical information regarding our birds of prey in a way as beautiful to the overall reader as to the committed ornithologist.

The diurnal raptors are one of the such a lot arresting and dramatic of British chook species, from the fantastic and giant golden eagle of the Highlands to the extra frequent yet both striking peregrine falcon and the widespread and adaptable kestrel of motorways and concrete ledges.

Leslie Brown's account of our 15 resident, 7 vagrant and a couple of migrant species of eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures in Britain provides a good mass of clinical information regarding those birds in a way as appealing to the overall reader as to the devoted ornithologist. all the resident species is mentioned intimately - its prestige, previous and current; its feeding and searching behaviour; its lifestyles background; its breeding behaviour; migration and the threats to its survival. Then the biology of the birds of prey, alterations of their habitat and standing, their meals conduct, breeding behaviour, their territories and populations are tested extensive in separate chapters.

An said international authority on birds of prey - co-author with Dean Amadon of Eagles, Hawks and Falcons of the area, and writer of many different books along with - Leslie Brown is immensely enthusiastic; and the numerous tables, maps, figures and bibliography are all indicative of the thoroughness of his research.

Also illustrated with forty really good black and white photographs.

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