Raptors of the Worldis the definitive handbook to this most popular group of birds.
This new field guide uses all of the illustration plates from Raptors of the World, with a concise, revised text on facing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight field reference covering all 340 raptor species. Several of the plates have been reworked and repainted for this guide. The book also has an updated colour distribution map for each species.
Much of the extensive introductory material has been retained in this guide, with the addition of a complete species list containing all subspecies and brief details of their ranges. Armed with this guide, birders will be able to identify with confidence any raptor encountered anywhere in the world.
Table of Contents
List of Species and Subspecies Introduction Using This Book Orders of Raptor Population Sizes Raptor Topography Measuring Lengths and Wingspans of Raptors Sex and Age Differences in Sizes and Shapes of Raptors Identifying Raptors Raptor Migration Moult Patterns, Age Criteria and Polymorphism Taxonomy, Sequence and Nomenclature of Raptors English Names of Raptors Bibliography Quick Guide to Plates, Captions and Maps Key Plates to Genera: Plates 1-3 Species Plates with Facing Texts and Distribution Maps: Plates 4-118 Further Reading Index