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The Raptors of Europe and the Middle East:
A Handbook of Field Identification
Dick Forsman

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface vii
Acknowledgements ix
Abbreviations and terminology xi
How to use the book xvii
INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD IDENTIFICATION OF RAPTORS 1
SPECIES ACCOUNTS
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 21
Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus) 30
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) 47
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 55
Black Kite (Milvus migrans) 65
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) 77
Bearded Vulture or Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) 94
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) 108
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) 126
Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) 138
Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotus) 150
Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) 156
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) 167
Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 183
Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) 196
Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) 215
Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes) 235
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 245
Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) 256
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo buteo) 266
Steppe Buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus) 277
Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) 291
Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus) 303
Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) 316
Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga) 332
Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) 348
Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) 367
Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) 374
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) 390
Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus) 404
Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) 416
Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) 429
Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) 443
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 456
Eleonora's Falcon (Falco eleonorae) 470
Sooty Falcon (Falco concolor) 485
Merlin (Falco columbarius) 495
Hobby (Falco subbuteo) 505
Lanner (Falco biarmicus) 515
Saker (Falco cherrug) 529
Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) 542
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 554
Barbary Falcon (Falco peregrinus pelegrinoides) 567
BIBLIOGRAPHY 579
SPECIES INDEX 588

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