African Raptors (Helm Identification Guides)

African Raptors (Helm Identification Guides)

By: Bill Clark (author), Rob Davies (author)Hardback

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Due to its large land mass and impressive variety of habitats, Africa has the most diverse range of raptors of any continent - with almost a third of the world's species occurring in the region. These diurnal birds of prey are well known for their hooked bill and powerful talons, as well as their keen vision that enables them to accurately detect their prey during flight. This authoritative guide, part of the Helm Identification series, features all 106 species found in Africa, with particular emphasis on their field identification. Encompassing falcons, eagles, ospreys, kites, vultures and more, African Raptors discusses the identification of both perched and flying birds, bringing together the very latest research with accurate distribution maps, more than 300 colour photographs and 52 superb plates that illustrate a broad range of ages and racial plumage differences. This book is the ultimate reference on these remarkable birds, and will be indispensable for all birders and ornithologists with an interest in birds of prey.

About Author

William S.Clark is an acknowledged authority on raptors and has traveled to study raptors worldwide. He has published multiple papers on many raptor subjects, and is the author of four field guides covering raptors of Europe, North America, Mexico and Central America. Rob Davies has lived for much of his life in southern Africa and has long had aspecial interest in raptors. A biologist by training and with a PhD under his belt, he is also an accomplished artist.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780713665383
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780713665383
  • weight: 1108
  • ISBN10: 0713665386

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