By Leslie. H. Brown
Leslie Brown's account of our 15 resident, 7 vagrant and a couple of migrant species of eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures in Britain provides a very good mass of clinical information regarding our birds of prey in a fashion as beautiful to the overall reader as to the committed ornithologist.
The diurnal raptors are one of the so much arresting and dramatic of British fowl species, from the incredible and huge golden eagle of the Highlands to the extra frequent yet both wonderful peregrine falcon and the widespread and adaptable kestrel of motorways and concrete ledges.
Leslie Brown's account of our 15 resident, 7 vagrant and a couple of migrant species of eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures in Britain provides an outstanding mass of medical information regarding those birds in a way as beautiful to the overall reader as to the committed ornithologist. all of the resident species is mentioned intimately - its prestige, earlier and current; its feeding and looking behaviour; its lifestyles background; its breeding behaviour; migration and the threats to its survival. Then the biology of the birds of prey, adjustments of their habitat and standing, their nutrition behavior, breeding behaviour, their territories and populations are tested intensive in separate chapters.
An said international authority on birds of prey - co-author with Dean Amadon of Eagles, Hawks and Falcons of the area, and writer of many different books in addition to - Leslie Brown is immensely enthusiastic; and the various tables, maps, figures and bibliography are all indicative of the thoroughness of his research.
Also illustrated with forty wonderful black and white photographs.
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