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Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North America: Biology and Natural History

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In this newest and up-to-date book in a long line of respected works, Paul A. Johnsgard provides a comprehensive review of all thirty-one species of diurnal raptors that breed in the United States and Canada.

In his thorough style, Johnsgard presents the evolutionary history and the morphological features of this diverse group. He gives a detailed account of each of the thi
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Paperback, 408 pages
Published August 17th 2001 by Smithsonian Books (first published September 1st 1990)
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Dominique
Nov 07, 2007 Dominique rated it really liked it
Shelves: raptors, non-fiction
I found the text to be quite readable and a lot more interesting than some other books on raptors that I have read. This book, of course, cites many different sources, and with those cites, they are clearly stated that these are the opinions and facts of the authors he is citing from. A good portion of the books I have read regarding raptors, the authors use pictures of wild birds where this book mostly uses pictures of captive birds; I was some what puzzled by this, but all the pictures are cle ...more
Andrea
Sep 13, 2011 Andrea rated it really liked it
Great book, but this is NOT a field guide... it is an in-depth discussion of the different species, including their courtship displays, size, habitats, social behavior, how to differentiate the species in the hand, evolutionary relationships, etc. The information is referenced back to journal articles, so this is reliable info. Great book for anyone interested in falconry or birds-of-prey.
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