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By Keith L. Bildstein

Raptors are officially labeled into 5 households and contain birds—such as eagles, ospreys, kites, actual hawks, buzzards, harriers, vultures, and falcons—that are popular and famous by way of many observers. those diurnal birds of prey are came across on each continent other than Antarctica and will thrive in possible inhospitable spots equivalent to deserts and the tundra. they've got robust talons and hooked beaks for slicing and tearing meat, and willing binocular imaginative and prescient to help of their searching prowess. as a result of their huge measurement, unique feeding conduct, and long-distance flight styles, raptors intrigue people and feature been the topic of a lot basic curiosity in addition to large clinical research.

Keith L. Bildstein has watched and studied raptors on 5 continents and is easily ready to provide an explanation for their severe value, not just as ecological entities but additionally as inspirational tokens throughout common and human-dominated landscapes. His ebook deals a entire and obtainable account of raptors, together with their evolutionary heritage, their relationships to different teams of birds, their sensory talents, their common normal historical past, their breeding ecology and feeding habit, and threats to their survival in a human-dominated global. Biologically sound yet readable, Raptors is a nontechnical review of this alluring staff. it is going to enable naturalists, birders, hawk-watchers, technological know-how educators, schoolchildren, and most people, in addition to new scholars within the box of raptor biology, to appreciate and savor those birds, and in so doing greater shield them.

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