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This book is the definitive guide to the largest and most charismatic species of falcon in the world, the Gyrfalcon. With detailed information on life history characteristics, ecology, conservation issues, and much more, the book presents the most accurate, up-to-date, and complete view of this spectacular bird ever published.

Drawing on extensive research and travel to every country within the range of the Gyrfalcon, Eugene Potapov and Richard Sale delineate a new map of the birdand#8217;s range, conclude that the Gyrfalcon is more adaptable than previously thought, and restore the traditional Linnean scientific name of the species, Falco gyrfalco. The authors also reveal that Gyrfalcons, for much of their lives, are true stenophagous raptors, a rarity not only among raptors but among all birds.

Elegantly illustrated with many photographs and line drawings, this is an essential volume for ornithologists, ecologists, wildlife rehabilitators, falconers, and all others fascinated by birds of prey.

Synopsis:

This book is the definitive guide to the largest and most charismatic species of falcon in the world, the Gyrfalcon. With detailed information on coloration, distribution, habitats, feeding habits, breeding cycle, ecology, conservation issues, and much more, the book presents the most accurate, up-to-date, and complete view of this bird ever published.

Synopsis:

Elegantly illustrated with many photographs and line drawings, this is an essential volume for ornithologists, ecologists, wildlife rehabilitators, falconers, and all others fascinated by birds of prey.

About the Author

Eugene Potapov is head of research at The Falcon Research Institute in Carmarthen, UK. Richard Sale is a freelance writer and photographer who works primarily in the Arctic and Antarctic

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300107784
Author:
Potapov, Eugene
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Sale, Richard
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
42 b/w + 48 color illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.85 lb

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Product details 288 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300107784 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book is the definitive guide to the largest and most charismatic species of falcon in the world, the Gyrfalcon. With detailed information on coloration, distribution, habitats, feeding habits, breeding cycle, ecology, conservation issues, and much more, the book presents the most accurate, up-to-date, and complete view of this bird ever published.

"Synopsis" by , Elegantly illustrated with many photographs and line drawings, this is an essential volume for ornithologists, ecologists, wildlife rehabilitators, falconers, and all others fascinated by birds of prey.
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