A Photographic Guide to North American Raptors

A Photographic Guide to North American Raptors 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 ju

  • Title: A Photographic Guide to North American Raptors
  • Author: Brian K. Wheeler William S. Clark
  • ISBN: 9780691116440
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 provideWhether 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 preyIncludes all species, common and rareWritten by well known expertsContains 365 photographs, each with an explanatory caption and supporting text describing all 43 species of diurnal raptors found in North AmericaFeatures 14 discussions of specific problems in practical identificationComplete set showing every plumageRaptor I.D problem section showing similar species side by sideSpecies List Turkey Vulture Black Vulture California Condor Osprey Hook billed Kite Swallow tailed Kite White tailed Kite Snail Kite Mississippi Kite Bald Eagle Northern Harrier Sharp shinned Hawk Cooper s Hawk Northern Goshawk 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.

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    1. A PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN RAPTORS is a gem. I have used this valuable to tool to identify several carnivorous birds who have graced our yard. I have learned to appreciate their helpful usefulness to the environment. I no longer take this type of beast of prey for granted.Loaded with colorful pictures and important facts about each species, this book is a must if you want to learn more information about raptors. I recently witnessed a Cooper's Hawk guarding a dead squirrel. She was s [...]

    2. An essential guide book! The raptor ID problems section is very helpful I can't say that you'll never "is that a Sharpie or a Coopers?" but you'll probably be asking that question a lot less.

    3. Excellent reference, don't go Hawk watching without it!- Use in conjunction with "Hawks from Every Angle", by J. LiguoriOne of my first field guides.

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