British Birds of Prey.

By Leslie Brown

Printed: 1976

Publisher: William Collins. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 16 × 23 × 3.5 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 16 x 23 x 3.5

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In the original dustsheet. Green cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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“Leslie Brown’s book is bound to be welcomed by ornithologists everywhere and by general readers too. If he set out to produce an in-depth study of a fascinating subject in a highly readable format then he has succeeded” – New Scientist. Chapters include; Birds of prey and their way of life; The British species; Classification and field identification; The osprey; The honey buzzard; The red kite; The sea eagle; The marsh harrier; The hen harrier; Montagu’s harrier; The goshawk; The sparrowhawk; The buzzard; The golden eagle; The kestrel; The merlin; The hobby; The peregrine falcon; Boreal migrants – rough-legged buzzard and gyrfalcon; Vagrants – black kite, griffon and Egyptian vultures, pallid harrier, spotted eagle, lesser kestrel, red-footed falcon; Changes in habitat and status; Food habits and the effects of predation on prey; Some burning issues; Territory, spacing and natural population control; Breeding behaviour; Pesticides and birds of prey; Conservation. .

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