Leslie Brown's account of our 15 resident, 7 vagrant and 2 migrant species of eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures in Britain presents a great mass of scientific information about our birds of prey in a manner as attractive to the general reader as to the dedicated ornithologist. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
The diurnal raptors are among the most arresting and dramatic of British bird species, from the magnificent and immense golden eagle of the Highlands to the more widespread but equally spectacular peregrine falcon and the frequent and adaptable kestrel of motorways and urban ledges.
Leslie Brown's account of our 15 resident, 7 vagrant and 2 migrant species of eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures in Britain presents a great mass of scientific information about these birds in a manner as attractive to the general reader as to the dedicated ornithologist. Each of the resident species is discussed in detail - its status, past and present; its feeding and hunting behaviour; its life history; its breeding behaviour; migration and the threats to its survival. Then the biology of the birds of prey, changes in their habitat and status, their food habits, breeding behaviour, their territories and populations are examined in depth in separate chapters.
An acknowledged world authority on birds of prey - co-author with Dean Amadon of Eagles, Hawks and Falcons of the World, and author of many other books besides - Leslie Brown is immensely enthusiastic; and the many tables, maps, figures and bibliography are all indicative of the thoroughness of his research.
Also illustrated with 40 superb black and white photographs.
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'Leslie Brown's British Birds of Prey, which celebrates the 60th birthday, as it were, of the excellent New Naturalist series, is rich in observation, his own and other people's - much of the latter unpublished but willingly imparted - and, at intervals, warm with righteous, well-documented indignation.'
'Few naturalists or would-be naturalists can have anything but praise for the New Naturalist series, and this latest volume, British Birds of Prey, is no exception. Leslie Brown's book is bound to be welcomed by ornithologists everywhere and by general readers too. If Brown set out to produce an in-depth study of a fascinating subject in a highly-readable format then he has succeeded.'
'Quite the best study yet made of Britain's twenty-four diurnal raptors. Leslie Brown is an eloquent and enthusiastic champion of birds of prey; he is also hard-hitting and forthright in his opinions. This impressive book should go a long way to furthering our understanding of these magnificent birds.'
'Mr Brown combines passion with a deep knowledge and world-wide experience…a find book in a fine series'
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Book Description Collins, 1978. Book Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5500826
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Book Description Collins, London, 1976. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 400 pages. part of the New Naturalists series. Size: 6 x 8 1/2 ". Bookseller Inventory # 77914
Book Description Collins, London, 1979. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. A clean copy , let down slightly by some minor wear to jacket edges and few small losses. New Naturalist Series. Bookseller Inventory # 9108
Book Description Collins New Naturalist series no. 60, 1979. Hard covers, dust jacket. Book Condition: V.g. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Reprint of 1976 edition. Small tear at foot of rear hinge of jacket. Weight: 1 Language: English. Bookseller Inventory # 15767
Book Description Collins., 1978. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. VG/VG, protective covered. 9x6. 400pp. 16 pages b/w photos. Some maps and illus. Bookseller Inventory # 345186
Book Description 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Small, light crease to top area of spine, (possibly bumped) otherwise, a very nice copy with bright, clean interior pages and solid binding. DJ in very nice condition with protective mylar cover. ; The New Naturalist Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 40330
Book Description Bloomsbury, London, U.K., 1989. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Protected. Reprint. 400pp; b/w pls, maps, charts. References. Index. Neat gift inscr'n o/w as new; tight, crisp and clean; little opened. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 010760
Book Description Collins., 1976. Book Condition: Very Good. First reprint. Hard Cover. Book- VG+. DJ- VG, protective covered. 8.5x6. 400pp. 16 b/w plates, some b/w illus. Bookseller Inventory # 1452442