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Birds of Prey of Australia Edition 3

A Field Guide

Paperback
July 2019
9781486311118
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    13th July
  • ISBN 9781486311118
  • Language English
  • Pages 224 pp.
  • Size 5" x 8"
  • Images color photos, color plates, illus & maps
$35.95

Raptors are popular and iconic birds, and are important ecologically, with some species listed as threatened. Yet they are among the most difficult birds to identify. This fully updated third edition of the popular and award-winning field guide Birds of Prey of Australia contains two sections: a field guide with distribution maps, detailed illustrations and information on identification; and a handbook which includes an overview of the current knowledge about raptors, including their biology, ecology and behavior. An illustrated section on difficult-to-distinguish species pairs is also included, along with new photographs.

Birds of Prey of Australia will appeal to a wide range of readers, including ornithologists, raptor biologists, birdwatchers, wildlife rescuers/carers, raptor rehabilitators, zookeepers, naturalists, bushwalkers, ecological consultants, fauna authorities, park rangers, state forestry personnel and students.

Features:
  • Updated edition of this popular and award-winning field guide
  • "Bible" of raptor identification, providing current knowledge on the ecology and biology of these species
  • New and improved photos
  • Companion to the recently released Australian Birds of Prey in Flight, which aids identification of soaring raptors

BirdLife Australia
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the third edition
Introduction: Birds of prey
PART I: FIELD GUIDE
Species descriptions
Vagrants
Difficult species-pairs
PART II: HANDBOOK
Osprey
Small kites
Pernine kites
Large kites and sea-eagles
Goshawks and sparrowhawks
Australian endemic hawks
Harriers
Booted eagles
Falcons
Threats, conservation and the future
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Stephen Debus

Stephen Debus has studied or observed all 24 of Australia’s resident raptor species during the past 40 years, almost half of them intensively and some over many years. Awarded BirdLife Australia’s D.L. Serventy Medal for ornithological publication, his many works include the definitive field guide to this difficult group of birds.

Other books by Stephen Debus include Australian Birds of Prey in Flight (co-author, 2019) and Australasian Eagles and Eagle-like Birds (2017).