Red-tailed Hawk

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Stackpole Books, 2000 - Nature - 103 pages
  • "Irresistible to bird-watchers and nature lovers." --Booklist
  • "Anyone who is interested in going beyond compilation of life lists will appreciate the details." --Scott M. Ramsay, Ibis

    The Red-tailed Hawk is one of America's most familiar and best-loved birds of prey. Its watchful presence, effortless flight, and piercing cry make it a conspicuous resident of eastern forests, southern wetlands, western deserts, and northern mountains. This latest addition to the Wild Bird Guides series describes in detail how the red-tail soars, swoops, and seizes its prey; how it communicates and defends it territory; how it nests and raises its young; and how it copes with the environmental dangers that threaten its existence-all illustrated with brilliant full-color images from the country's top wildlife photographers.

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    Contents

    Portrait of a Generalist
    3
    Courtship and Incubation
    28
    Migration and Winter Range
    59
    Hunting and Diet
    71
    Population Biology and Conservation
    86
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    Page 10 - To measure your bird, lay it on its back, and get the length from the tip of the beak to the tip of the tail.
    Page 101 - Preston is curator of natural history at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming.

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    Red-tailed Hawk
    Charles R. Preston
    Limited preview - 2000

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