Raptors of the World
The newest addition to the highly regarded Helm Identification Series, which includes Seabirds (“unparalleled achievement,” “best bird guide of any kind or of any generation,” “sets the standard of excellence”) and Shorebirds (“a superb guide,” “a landmark volume”).
One of the most eagerly awaited bird books in recent decades, Raptors is the first complete identification guide to all the birds of prey of the world. Each of the 313 species is described thoroughly and accurately, and every plumage and variation is shown in more than two thousand color illustrations plus hundreds of black-and-white drawings. Both large-scale and small-scale range maps show in detail where each species has been found.
Like all the other identification guides in the Helm series — including Seabirds, Shorebirds, Warblers of the Americas, Waterfowl, Woodpeckers, and Sparrows and Buntings — Raptors is the definitive book on its subject. The birds of prey are arguably the most fascinating group of birds for birders and nonbirders alike, and Raptors will be an essential reference for anyone with an interest in birds.
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Prepared with the same grace that raptors possess, this is an impressive opus. As the first major entry in the publisher's "Helm Identification" series in many years, it is of course intended for ... Read full review
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ORDERS OF RAPTOR POPULATION SIZES
MEASURING LENGTHS AND WINGSPANS OF RAPTORS
SEX AND AGE DIFFERENCES IN SIZES AND SHAPES OF RAPTORS
RAPTOR VISION HEARING AND OLFACTION
RAPTOR PLUMAGES AND EXTERNAL STRUCTURE
TAXONOMY SEQUENCE AND NOMENCLATURE OF RAPTORS
ENGLISH NAMES OF RAPTORS
RAPTOR MOULT PATTERNS AND AGE CRITERIA