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Raptors of the Rockies: Biology of the Birds of Prey and Species Accounts of the Raptors of the Rockies

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Raptors of the Rockies covers the biology and behaviors of raptors, provides a field guide identifying each of the thirty-one Rocky Mountain species, and introduces you to the nineteen permanent residents of the Raptors of the Rockies facility. Gorgeous color photographs, maps and diagrams, and drawings and etchings accompany the lively, informative text, which will delight readers of all ages.

Book News Annotation:

Writing in a style understandable to a young audience, the author presents basic information on the raptors (falcons, eagles, hawks, and owls) residing in the U.S. Rocky Mountains. Morphological descriptions of the larger categories of the birds are presented and each of the raptors is provided with an entry describing habitat, behavior, nest and eggs, and movement. The text his illustrated with a number of color photographs. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Did you know that a golden eagle can spot a rabbit from two miles away? Or that the broad face of an owl works like a satellite dish to gather sounds? From ancient cave paintings to Roman coins to our own national emblem, depictions of hawks, falcons, eagles, ospreys, and owls demonstrate thousands of years of human fascination with raptors — birds that hunt other animals for food.

Raptors of the Rockies opens with a general section on the biology and behaviors that make raptors such Successful hunters. The middle section serves as a field guide, with a page devoted to each of the thirty-one Rocky Mountain species. In the final section you will meet the nineteen permanent residents of the Raptors of the Rockies facility — disabled birds who cannot be released back into the wild. These characters include Max, a male golden eagle whose poisoning left him with little sense of balance, and Crackity Jones, a female western screech owl who lost part of a wing in an unfortunate encounter with a vehicle. Both sad and uplifting, these life stories will leave you sharing the author's profound respect and passion for these magnificent creatures. Gorgeous color photographs, maps and diagrams, and drawings and etchings by the author accompany the lively, informative text, which will delight readers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878424610
Author:
Davis, Kate
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company
Location:
Missoula, Mont.
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - Guides
Subject:
Birds of prey
Subject:
Rocky mountains
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birds of prey - Rocky Mountains
Subject:
Nature Studies-Bird Guides
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 83).
Series Volume:
107-548
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
10.98x8.52x.28 in. .80 lbs.

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Raptors of the Rockies: Biology of the Birds of Prey and Species Accounts of the Raptors of the Rockies
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"Synopsis" by , Did you know that a golden eagle can spot a rabbit from two miles away? Or that the broad face of an owl works like a satellite dish to gather sounds? From ancient cave paintings to Roman coins to our own national emblem, depictions of hawks, falcons, eagles, ospreys, and owls demonstrate thousands of years of human fascination with raptors — birds that hunt other animals for food.

Raptors of the Rockies opens with a general section on the biology and behaviors that make raptors such Successful hunters. The middle section serves as a field guide, with a page devoted to each of the thirty-one Rocky Mountain species. In the final section you will meet the nineteen permanent residents of the Raptors of the Rockies facility — disabled birds who cannot be released back into the wild. These characters include Max, a male golden eagle whose poisoning left him with little sense of balance, and Crackity Jones, a female western screech owl who lost part of a wing in an unfortunate encounter with a vehicle. Both sad and uplifting, these life stories will leave you sharing the author's profound respect and passion for these magnificent creatures. Gorgeous color photographs, maps and diagrams, and drawings and etchings by the author accompany the lively, informative text, which will delight readers of all ages.

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