Raptors: the birds of prey

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Lyons & Burford, Feb 1, 1996 - Nature - 382 pages
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Anyone who has seen a soaring hawk, witnessed a falcon swoop down on prey, or watched an eagle on its perch knows the awesome beauty and power of a raptor. This is the first comprehensive guide to the biology, ecology and conservation of diurnal (daytime hunting) birds of prey, assembling all the facts and fables about these mysterious and glorious birds. Over 100 full-color photos.

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Contents

WHAT Is A RAPTOR? 2 5 BEHAVIOR
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EvOLuTION AND DISTRIBUTION 36 7 sQ1AL STRUCTURE
94
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 42 QOURmp AND BREEDING
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Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than 20 books on nature and wildlife, including Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians, Max Bonker and the Howling Thieves, and two books in the popular Seasonal Guide to the Natural Year series, and A Kid's First Book of Bird-Watching.

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