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The Crossley Id Guide: Raptors
Part of the revolutionary "Crossley ID Guide" series, this is the first raptor guide with lifelike scenes composed from multiple photographs--scenes that allow you to identify raptors just as the experts do. Experienced birders use the most easily observed and consistent characteristics--size, shape, behavior, probability, and general color patterns. The book's 101 scenes- ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Princeton University Press
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Roger Tory Peterson revolutionized birding in the 1930s with his innovative way of presenting images of birds in field guides. His drawings showed the birds in stylized poses that emphasized their most noticeable markings which helped to identify them. Arrows pointed to those marks, and texts named them to help even the most novice birders find identifying field marks and "name that bird." Peterson was godfather to generations of birders and was one of the prime movers in popularizing the hobby. ...more
Oct 30, 2013 The Well-read Naturalist rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
"Covering thirty-four species of raptors found in North America north of the U.S. – Mexico border, this new Crossley guide builds upon the same core structure of digitally composed photographic montages of all the included species. To this has been added significantly more extensive educational material than was included in the original Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds (or, in truth, could have been given the space limitations versus the large number of species covered by that guide). For exampl ...more
Sep 23, 2013 Rachel Parrott rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommended to Rachel by: Goodreads first-reads
I was thrilled to win a copy of this book through Goodreads first-reads, even more so now that I have received my copy. The Crossly ID Guide for raptors holds a wealth of information presented in an easy to use manner. The pictures are wonderful especially as the provide many angles and ranges as you would see in nature. The mystery pages provide wonderful practice for time out in the field! Excellent guide and resource.