Flight Identification of European Raptors

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A&C Black, Nov 30, 2010 - Nature - 256 pages
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1 The Buzzards and Honey Buzzard
2 The Eagles and Osprey
3 The Harriers and Kites
4 The Vultures
5 The Large Falcons
6 The Small Falcons and Blackwinged Kite
7 The Accipiters
8 Summary of the Legal Status of Birds of Prey in Europe
Index of Scientific Names

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Steve DudIey, a displaced Lancastrian now living in Breckland Norfolk, works for a leading German binocular and telescope manufacturer. He turned his birding hobby into a career, first as an RSPB warden and then as bird clubs and regional network co-ordinator for the British Trust for Ornithology. His interest in all aspects of birds and birdwatching, particularly equipment, rare birds and twitching, has enabled him to contribute to the development of new bird- watching products, books and magazines.Tim Benton is a mechanical designer who has lived all his life within sight of Ely Cathedral in the Fens. He started birdwatching in the 1960s, assisting the RSPB Gold Medallist, E. J. Cottier, with his protection of Black-tailed Godwits on the Ouse Washes. He has developed an interest in all aspects of birdwatching including a particular obsession with optical equipment and outdoor clothing. He began active twitching in the mid-1980s during frequent visits to the north Norfolk coast and with encouragement from enthusiastic Norfolk birdwatchers. This is his first book.Pete Fraser is a freelance ornithologist. He runs birdwatching tours of Britain for foreign visitors, conducts surveys and is the producer of the bird-recording software package COBRA. Since postgraduate study in environmental toxicology at London University in 1984, he has established the database of scarce migrant and rare birds in Britain and Ireland used in the production of this book. He is the statistician for the British Birds Rarities Committee and co-author of Rare Birds in Britain and Ireland (T. & A. D. Poyser, 1989).John Ryan is a General Practitioner living in west Cornwall. He is a member of the Sea- birds Advisory Panel, assistant statistician for the British Birds Rarities Committee, commit- tee member of the Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society and co-editor of Newsacre, the newsletter of Association of County Record- ers and Editors.Dave Nurney has drawn birds from an early age. After art college, he pursued bird illustration part-time whilst working as a graphic designer, with his work first appearing in Bird Watching magazine, then in Birds of the Western Palearctic (OUP) and most recently, Woodpeckers, Piculets and Wrynecks of the World (Pica Press, 1995). He has also contributed plates to the Birds of Armenia project and current projects include a pocket guide to British birds, guides to nightjars of the world and to birds of China and the Eastern Palearctic.

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