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Hawks in flight : the flight identification of North American migrant raptors

Author: Pete Dunne; David Sibley; Clay Sutton
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A field guide to 23 species of North American birds of prey. Annotation. Subtle characteristics allow identification of 23 species of raptor.
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Genre/Form: Field guides
Identification
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dunne, Pete, 1951-
Hawks in flight.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1988
(OCoLC)756453653
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pete Dunne; David Sibley; Clay Sutton
ISBN: 0395423880 9780395423882 0395510228 9780395510223
OCLC Number: 16355343
Notes: Some ill. on lining papers.
Description: xviii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Roger Tory Peterson --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Flight identification of raptors: From the shotgun to the sublime --
Buteos: Wind masters --
Migration --
Identification --
Generic buteo --
Red-tailed hawk --
Red-shouldered hawk --
Broad-winged hawk --
Swainson's hawk --
Rough-legged hawk--
Ferruginous hawk --
Telling buteos apart --
Accipiters: Artful dodgers --
Migration --
Identification --
Accipiter--
Sharp-shinned hawk --
Cooper's hawk --
Northern goshawk --
Telling accipiters apart --
Falcons: Distance measured by the horizon --
Nigration --
Identification --
Generic falcon --
American kestrel --
Merlin --
Peregrine falcon --
Prairie falcon --
Gyrfalcon --
Telling falcons apart --
Kites: Graceful Masters of the southern summer skies --
Migration --
Identification --
Generic kite --
Mississippi kite --
American swallow-tailed kite --
Black-shouldered kite --
Telling kites apart --
Northern harrier: Great fooler --
Migration --
Identification --
Telling harriers from the rest --
Eagles and vultures: Big black birds --
Migration --
Identification --
Generic big black bird --
Vultures --
Eagles --
Telling big black birds apart --
Osprey: Fish hawk --
Migration --
Identification --
Telling ospreys from the rest --
Photographs of hawks in flight --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Pete Dunne, David Sibley, Clay Sutton ; illustrated by David Sibley.

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A field guide to 23 species of North American birds of prey. Annotation. Subtle characteristics allow identification of 23 species of raptor.

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