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The Golden Eagle
Jeff Watson

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures ix
List of Tables xiii
Acknowledgements xvii
1. Introduction 1
2. The Golden Eagle 8
3. World Range 20
4. The Scottish Highlands-Golden Eagle Country 32
5. Hunting Behaviour 47
6. Food 56
7. Nest sites 74
8. Ranging Behaviour 89
9. Nest Spacing and Density 101
10. Population Estimates and Trends 119
11. The Pre-breeding Season 128
12. The Breeding Cycle-Eggs and Incubation 138
13. The Breeding Cycle-Nestling Period 148
14. The Post-fledging Period and Independence 164
15. Breeding Performance 173
16. Moult 194
17. Movements and Migration 203
18. Mortality 216
19. Threats 227
20. Conservation 247
21. History and Tradition 257
22. Further Research 265
Appendix 1: The Genus Aquila Distribution and Ecology 269
Appendix 2: The Shaping of the Highland Landscape 278
Appendix 3: Dietary Breadth 282
Appendix 4: Assessment of Food Supply 283
Appendix 5: Nearest-neighbour Distance and Density 285
Appendix 6: Scientific Names of Animals and Plants 287
Bibliography 291
Tables 1-73 313
Index 365

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