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Raptors of the World
James Ferguson-Lees & David A. Christie

Paperback | 2006 | This edition is out of print | ISBN: 9780691126845


This new field guide covers all of the world's kites, vultures, harriers, hawks, buzzards, eagles, and falcons.

Based on essential sections of the widely acclaimed handbook Raptors of the World by the same authors, but with updated text, maps, and plates, it shows every species in a selection of different plumages, with concise facing texts and distribution maps.

It provides an easy-to-use and portable reference to one of the world's largest, most popular, and most challenging avian groups.

  • A unique identification guide to all the world's raptors
  • 118 color plates show 338 species in flight and perched
  • Facing text summarizes size, confusion species, habitat, and behavioral and plumage differences
  • Color distribution maps included for every species
  • Ideal for use in the field, anywhere in the world


"An astounding milestone in the history of ornithology."--World Birdwatch

"This is a major addition to the ornithologist's library."--Christopher Perrins, TLS

"The book is a must for anyone who is interested in raptors not found just in North America."--Frederic H. Brock, Wildlife Activist

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