Raptors of the World
by James Ferguson-Lees, David Christie
Edition: 1st., 2006
Series: Princeton Field Guides Series
In this guide to birds of prey, Ferguson-Lees, an author affiliated with the Royal Society for Bird Preservation, and avid bird-watcher Christie describe all 313 species. The 112 color plates illustrate about 2,000 perched and flying birds and their adult, juvenile and selected immature plumages, as well as main geographical races and color morphs. The text highlights the plumages shown and summarizes length, wingspan, male-to-female proportion, shape, flight, and habitat. Individual accounts detail distribution and movements, habitat, characters (perched and in flight, and including confusion species), voice, food, socio***ual behavior, breeding, population, geographical variation, and measurements.