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Author Dunne, Pete, 1951-
Title Hawks in flight : the flight identification of North American raptors / Pete Dunne, David Allen Sibley, and Clay Sutton.
Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
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 Floor4  QL696.F3 D86 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 2nd ed.
Description ix, 335 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The flight identification of raptors : from the shotgun to the sublime -- Buteos that migrate : the wind masters -- Accipiters : the artful dodgers -- Falcons : birds that measure distance by the horizon -- Pointed-winged kites : the wind given form -- Northern harrier : the great fooler -- Eagles and vultures : big black birds -- Crested caracara : a chimera in big black bird clothing -- Osprey : the fish hawk -- Southwestern buteos and kin : at home where north meets south -- Florida specialties : the aerialist and the specialist -- Regional specialties : raptors of the rim -- Other birds that soar.
Summary Among the world's most popular birds, hawks can be some of the most difficult birds to identify. They're most often seen flying high above and at a distance. In the first edition of Hawks in Flight, Pete Dunne, David Sibley, and Clay Sutton presented a holistic method of hawk identification, using general body shape, the way they move, and the places they are most likely to be seen. The new edition of the book that Roger Tory Peterson called a "landmark" integrates an array of carefully selected photographs, David Sibley's superb illustrations, and a clear, information-packed text and takes raptor identification to a higher level. This edition covers all of the raptors that breed in North America, including those with limited ranges in Florida, the Southwest, and Texas.
Subject Birds of prey -- North America -- Identification.
Birds -- Identification.
Birds -- North America -- Identification.
Related Names Sibley, David, 1961-
Sutton, Clay, 1949-
ISBN 9780395709597
OCLC number 796229853