The Crossley ID guide. Raptors
- Crossley, Richard.
- Princeton, N.J. : Crossley Books/Princeton University Press, c2013.
- Physical description
- 286 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
QL677.78 .C76 2013
- Unknown QL677.78 .C76 2013
- Preface 5-6 Introduction 7-9 Raptor Topography 10-11 Species Accounts Images, Accounts Turkey Vulture 12, 175 Black Vulture 16, 177 Crested Caracara 22, 179 California Condor 24, 180 Bald Eagle 26, 183 Golden Eagle 30, 186 Osprey 36, 190 Northern Harrier 40, 192 Sharp-shinned Hawk 44, 195 Cooper's Hawk 48, 197 Northern Goshawk 54, 200 Red-tailed Hawk 60, 203 Swainson's Hawk 70, 209 White-tailed Hawk 76, 212 Ferruginous Hawk 78, 214 Rough-legged Hawk 82, 217 Red-shouldered Hawk 88, 220 Broad-winged Hawk 92, 223 Gray Hawk 98, 226 Short-tailed Hawk 100, 228 Harris's Hawk 102, 230 Common Black-Hawk 104, 232 Zone-tailed Hawk 106, 234 Snail Kite 110, 236 Hook-billed Kite 114, 238 Swallow-tailed Kite 116, 240 Mississippi Kite 118, 242 White-tailed Kite 122, 243 American Kestrel 128, 245 Merlin 132, 248 Peregrine Falcon 136, 251 Prairie Falcon 140, 254 Gyrfalcon 144, 256 Aplomado Falcon 146, 259 Mystery Photo Images 18-21, 34-35, 42-43, 46-47, 50-53, 56-59, 66-69, 74-75, 80-81, 86-87, 94-97, 108-9, 124-27, 142-43, 147-71 Mystery Photo Answers 261-283 Glossary 284 Acknowledgments 285 Index 286.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Part of the revolutionary Crossley ID Guide series, this is the first raptor guide with lifelike scenes composed from multiple photographs--scenes that allow you to identify raptors just as the experts do. Experienced birders use the most easily observed and consistent characteristics--size, shape, behavior, probability, and general color patterns. The book's 101 scenes--including thirty-five double-page layouts--provide a complete picture of how these features are all related. Even the effects of lighting and other real-world conditions are illustrated and explained. Detailed and succinct accounts from two of North America's foremost raptor experts, Jerry Liguori and Brian Sullivan, stress the key identification features. This complete picture allows everyone from beginner to expert to understand and enjoy what he or she sees in the field. The mystique of bird identification is eliminated, allowing even novice birders to identify raptors quickly and simply. Comprehensive and authoritative, the book covers all thirty-four of North America's diurnal raptor species (all species except owls). Each species is featured in stunning color plates that show males and females, in a full spectrum of ages and color variants, depicted near and far, in flight and at rest, and from multiple angles, all caught in their typical habitats. There are also comparative, multispecies scenes and mystery photographs that allow readers to test their identification skills, along with answers and full explanations in the back of the book. In addition, the book features an introduction, and thirty-four color maps accompany the plates. Whether you are a novice or an expert, this one-of-a-kind guide will show you an entirely new way to look at these spectacular birds. The most complete guide to North American raptors, written by some of the foremost experts The first raptor guide using Richard Crossley's acclaimed, innovative composite images that show birds as they actually appear in the field 101 stunning color plates--including thirty-five double-page layouts--composed from thousands of photographs Comparative, multispecies plates and photos of mystery species that allow readers to test their growing identification skills Complete with introduction, 34 color maps, and detailed species accounts.
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- Publication date
- Richard Crossley, Jerry Liguori, and Brian Sullivan.
- Title Variation
- Crossley identification guide
- Includes index.
- Commended for National Outdoor Book Award: Nature and the Environment 2013.
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