Birds of Prey

Stunning Photographs of the World's Great Hunting Birds

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Pub Date 14 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 01 Sep 2021
Amber Books Ltd, Amber Books

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Birds of Prey – or raptors – are some of the most captivating bird species in the world. Think of eagles and condors, vultures, hawks and kites, but also owls and ospreys. Think of the peregrine falcon, which, reaching speeds of up to 320km/h (200mph), is the world’s fastest animal – when diving. From the New World Caracaras to the Oriental Hobby, the Northern Goshawk to the Swamp Harrier to the European Merlin, Birds of Prey explores the fascinating lifecycles, habitats, diets and, where applicable, migratory patterns, of more than 100 species from all around the world. They primarily hunt and feed on vertebrates that are large relative to the hunter. They have keen eyesight, being able to spot their prey from great distances, and strong feet equipped with talons for grasping or killing prey, and powerful, curved beaks for tearing flesh. In addition to hunting live prey, most also eat carrion, at least occasionally, and vultures and condors eat carrion as their main food source. With full captions explaining how the species hunt and feed, nest and rear their young, Birds of Prey is a brilliant examination in 240 outstanding colour photographs.

Birds of Prey – or raptors – are some of the most captivating bird species in the world. Think of eagles and condors, vultures, hawks and kites, but also owls and ospreys. Think of the peregrine...


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Lavishly illustrated and such a broad spectrum of birds shown, As a relatively frequent visit to falconry centres and a particular fan of the Hawk Conservancy Trust at Andover, I thought I had seen a great many varieties but this book demonstrates how few species I have seen. Usefully arranged into different types of bird of prey this book looks at vultures, falcons, eagles and owls etc after a useful introduction setting out what defines a bird of prey or raptor. There are many different types of photograph from those in flight to those perched as well as detailed up close shots. This book is great for anyone who loves wildlife, it would also be a useful reference book for artists as there is so much to inspire you when going through it. There is a fairly short caption with each bird too, giving enough information, those who want more will be motivated to seek it out. Hopefully when people realise more about the importance of this group of birds they will know they need our protection more than ever.

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