Hawks eagles and falcons of north america

5.59  ·  1,695 ratings  ·  930 reviews
Posted on by
hawks eagles and falcons of north america

Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North America: Biology and Natural History by Paul A. Johnsgard

In this newest and up-to-date book in a long line of respected works, Paul A. Johnsgard provides a comprehensive review of all thirty-one species of diurnal raptors that breed in the United States and Canada.

In his thorough style, Johnsgard presents the evolutionary history and the morphological features of this diverse group. He gives a detailed account of each of the thirty-one included species, including identifying characteristics to aid birders with field study, a survey of habitats, food and foraging ecology, social behavior, and breeding biology. He also discusses the conservation of these magnificent predators, since hawks, eagles, and falcons are among the wildlife that suffered most from use of DDT and other pesticides in the decades after WWII.

In addition to range maps, full-page figures, and numerous sketches, the book is handsomely illustrated and includes appendices, a glossary of technical terms, and a bibliography of more than 1,200 sources. Comparable to Johnsgards highly prised North American Owls, this book will be a keystone in the library of every ornithologist, raptor buff, and birder, and a welcome new source for the ecologist and naturalist as well.
File Name: hawks eagles and falcons of north america.zip
Size: 69913 Kb
Published 20.01.2019

Birds of Prey - Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Golden & Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Tawny Owl and More

Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North America: Biology and Natural History

I have tried to present an adequate if far from exhaustive survey of the general biology, ecology, and behavior of all the included species, written so as to be understandable to the interested layman as well as useful to the biologist who might be looking for relevant literature citations or trying to deal with a specific question without resorting to extensive library searches. The larger number of species of North American hawklike birds 31, compared to 19 owl species has required that I keep the individual species accounts substantially shorter. I have excluded the New World vultures from consideration, primarily because it is now increasingly apparent that these birds are not directly related to any of the other falconiform groups. I have similarly excluded a few vagrant Eurasian or Mexican species that, although they may rarely have occurred on mainland North America north of Mexico, are not yet as of known to have nested within these limits. In common with my earlier books, I have provided anatomical drawings, measurements, keys, and plumage descriptions these mainly adapted from those of Friedmann, to facilitate in-hand species identification and further to assist in aging and sexing living or dead specimens.

See a Problem?

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters. Conservation Land Management CLM is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters. Exceptional customer service Get specialist help and advice. A definitive volume on the biology of North American raptors.

3 thoughts on “Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North America: Biology and Natural History by Paul A. Johnsgard

  1. Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North America: Biology and Natural History Paperback – August 17, In this newest and up-to-date book in a long line of respected works, Paul A. Johnsgard provides a comprehensive review of all thirty-one species of diurnal raptors that breed in.

Leave a Reply