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This guide includes all 39 species of North American hawks and other diurnal raptors, including eagles, falcons, and vultures. Color paintings and photographs show each species in various color morphs and plumages, which are aso described in detail.

Book News Annotation:

The photos and drawings of Wheeler and photos and detailed text of Clark are combined in a well-organized and comprehensive guide bound in a water-resistant small format ideal for a birder's pocket. Vagrants as well as resident birds are described, with distribution maps provided for all. A list of similar species and description of the bird's flight, behavior, status and distribution, fine points, and subspecies are provided along with the initial description of each bird.
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Synopsis:

This guide includes all 39 species of North American hawks and other diurnal raptors, including eagles, falcons, and vultures. Color paintings and photographs show each species in various color morphs and plumages, which are aso described in detail.

Synopsis:

The bestselling guide to hawks is now completely revised and in full color, with 40 color plates and 140 color photos. Up-to-date maps show ranges for each season, and the text covers all 39 diurnal raptors seen in North America.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 313) and index.

About the Author

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

List of Plates ix

Introduction 1 How to Use This Book 10 List of Terms 12 PLATES 17

SPECIES ACCOUNTS 99 New World Vultures: Cathartidae 101 Black Vulture 102 Turkey Vulture 105 California Condor 109 Ospreys: Pandioninae 113 Osprey 113 Kites: Accipitridae 119 Hook-billed Kite 119 Swallow-tailed Kite 123 White-tailed Kite 127 Snail Kite 131 Mississippi Kite 135 Sea and Fishing Eagles: Haliaeetus 141 Bald Eagle 141 Harriers: Circus 149 Northern Harrier 149 Accipiters: Accipiter 155 Sharp-shinned Hawk 156 Coopers Hawk 160 Northern Goshawk 165 Buteonines: Accipitridae 170 Common Black-Hawk 170 Harriss Hawk 175 Gray Hawk 178 Red-shouldered Hawk 182 Broad-winged Hawk 189 Short-tailed Hawk 193 Swainsons Hawk 198 White-tailed Hawk 205 Zone-tailed Hawk 210 Red-tailed Hawk 213 Harlans Hawk 222 Ferruginous Hawk 227 Rough-legged Hawk 233 Booted Eagles: Aquila 241 Golden Eagle 241 Falcons: Falconidae 247 Crested Caracara 248 American Kestrel 252 Merlin 256 Aplomado Falcon 262 Gyrfalcon 265 Peregrine Falcon 270 Prairie Falcon 276 Vagrants: Accipitridae and Falconidae 281 Eurasian Honey Buzzard 281 Black Kite 284 Egyptian Vulture 286 White-tailed Eagle 288 Stellers Sea Eagle 291 Marsh Harrier 294 Crane Hawk 295 Roadside Hawk 297 Booted Eagle 300 Collared Forest-Falcon 302 Common Kestrel 304 Eurasian Hobby 308 References 313 Index 314

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395670675
Author:
Clark, William S.
Author:
Wheeler, Brian K.
Author:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Author:
Clark, William S.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - Guides
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Birds of prey
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birds of prey -- North America.
Subject:
Nature Studies-Bird Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Peterson Field Guides(R)
Publication Date:
November 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Covers all 39 species of North American
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.22x4.69x.81 in. 1.06 lbs.

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This guide includes all 39 species of North American hawks and other diurnal raptors, including eagles, falcons, and vultures. Color paintings and photographs show each species in various color morphs and plumages, which are aso described in detail.
"Synopsis" by , The bestselling guide to hawks is now completely revised and in full color, with 40 color plates and 140 color photos. Up-to-date maps show ranges for each season, and the text covers all 39 diurnal raptors seen in North America.
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