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 offers a very good mass of medical information regarding our birds of prey in a fashion as beautiful to the final reader as to the committed ornithologist.
The diurnal raptors are one of the so much arresting and dramatic of British chook species, from the significant and substantial golden eagle of the Highlands to the extra frequent yet both fantastic 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 offers a superb mass of medical information regarding those birds in a way as appealing to the overall reader as to the committed ornithologist. all the resident species is mentioned intimately - its prestige, prior and current; its feeding and looking behaviour; its lifestyles heritage; its breeding behaviour; migration and the threats to its survival. Then the biology of the birds of prey, alterations of their habitat and standing, their nutrients behavior, breeding behaviour, their territories and populations are tested extensive in separate chapters.
An stated global authority on birds of prey - co-author with Dean Amadon of Eagles, Hawks and Falcons of the realm, 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 really good black and white images.
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British Birds of Prey (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 60) by Leslie H. Brown