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Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America
Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Edition Notes: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Author Statement: by Chris G. Earley
Audience: Trade
Specs: more then 200 full color photographs, range maps, bibliography, comparison charts, index
Pages: 144
Trim Size: 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" X 1/2"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20120308
Copyright Year: 2012
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Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America

Especially helpful for the identification of hawks in flight... Recommended. -- Choice "A nice handy guide to hawks and owls, especially for beginners and less experienced birders... a valuable reference." -- Wildlife Activist

A nice handy guide to hawks and owls, especially for beginners and less experienced birders... A valuable reference.
-- Wildlife Activist

Especially helpful for the identification of hawks in flight... Recommended.
-- Choice

With their legendary nocturnal behavior, a preference for remote habitats, changing migratory patterns, and swift flight speeds, birds of prey are particularly difficult to identify and track. Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America depicts the subtle differences and rich diversity among these magnificent birds. Precise identification notes and more than 200 crisp, clean photographs aid in quick and accurate classifications of a variety of raptors.

The book profiles 39 species among the New World vultures, osprey, kites, eagles, hawks and allies, falcons, owls and vagrants.

A number of features make this book especially useful:

  • Descriptions are concisely organized and show sexual dimorphism, seasonal and immature plumage, and distinctive markings
  • Photographs show the birds in their natural environments through the seasons
  • Range maps show where each species is normally found, increasing the probability of a sighting
  • Comparison charts with "look-alike" birds grouped on a single page are a distinct advantage when trying to identify a quick-flying hawk.

With 16 additional new pages and over 200 photographs, this edition of Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America is indispensable to naturalists and birders.

Bio:

Chris G. Earley is the Interpretive Biologist at the University of Guelph's Arboretum and author of Sparrows and Finches, Waterfowl of Eastern North America and Warblers.

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