Birds of Prey

Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North America

Author: Pete Dunne

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544018478

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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A visually stunning, comprehensive resource on North America’s birds of prey

The Wind Masters

The Lives of North American Birds of Prey

Author: Pete Dunne,David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618340729

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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The director of New Jersey's Cape May Bird Observatory takes readers inside the minds of hawks, falcons, eagles, vultures, and North America's other birds of prey, exploring the behavior of each from a bird's eye's view. Reprint.

Hawks and Owls of Eastern North America

Author: Donald S. Heintzelman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813533506

Category: Nature

Page: 203

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Describes the habitat, distribution, food sources, nesting cycle, behavior, and migration of hawks and owls found in the Eastern United States and Canada.

Hawks & Owls of the Great Lakes Region & Eastern North America

Author: Chris G. Earley

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978474

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Birds of prey can be particularly difficult to track for a variety of reasons: - Nocturnal behavior - Remote habitats - Migratory patterns - Swift flight speeds Hawks and Owls depicts both the subtle differences and rich diversity among these awe-inspiring birds. With crisp, clean photographs and precise identification notes, this guide makes quick and accurate classifications easier. The families of birds includes: New world vultures Osprey, kites, eagles, hawks and allies Caracara and falcons Barn and bay owls Typical owls The information on each species is concisely organized and includes the differences between male and female, seasonal and immature plumage, morphs and distinctive markings. Color pictures and range maps accompany the text. The 180 photographs from award-winning photographers show these birds in their natural environments through the seasons. Comparison pages group similar-looking birds on a single page for quick reference. Hawks and Owls is a sturdy, pocket-sized field guide that will be indispensable to naturalists, students and birders at all levels of experience, from Florida to Ontario.

H wie Habicht

Author: Helen Macdonald

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384371147X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Der Spiegel-Bestseller Der Tod ihres Vaters trifft Helen unerwartet. Erschüttert von der Wucht der Trauer wird der Kindheitstraum in ihr wach, ihren eigenen Habicht aufzuziehen und zu zähmen. Und so zieht das stolze Habichtweibchen Mabel bei ihr ein. Durch die intensive Beschäftigung mit dem Tier entwickelt sich eine konzentrierte Nähe zwischen den beiden, die tröstend und heilend wirkt. Doch Mabel ist nicht irgendein Tier. Mabel ist ein Greifvogel. Mabel tötet. »Um einen Greifvogel abzurichten, muss man ihn wie einen Greifvogel beobachten, erst dann kann man vorhersagen, was er als Nächstes tun wird. Schließlich sieht man die Körpersprache des Vogels gar nicht mehr – man scheint zu fühlen, was der Vogel fühlt. Die Wahrnehmung des Vogels wird zur eigenen. Als die Tage in dem abgedunkelten Raum vergingen und ich mich immer mehr in den Habicht hineinversetzte, schmolz mein Menschsein von mir ab.« Helen Macdonald Ein Buch über die Erinnerung, über Natur und Freiheit - und über das Glück, sich einer großen Aufgabe von ganzem Herzen zu widmen. »[Macdonalds] anschaulicher Stil – verblüffend und außerordentlich präzise – ist nur ein Teil dessen, was dieses Buch ausmacht. Die Geschichte vom Abrichten Mabels liest sich wie ein Thriller. Die allmählich und behutsam anwachsende Spannung lässt den Atem stocken ... Fesselnd.« Rachel Cooke Observer * New York Times Bestseller * Costa Award für das beste Buch des Jahres 2014 * Samuel Johnson Prize

Falcons of North America

Author: Kate Davis

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878425532

Category: Nature

Page: 226

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Fierce, bold, and beautiful, falcons hold a special place in the hearts of people. In Falcons of North America, renowned raptor advocate and environmental educator Kate Davis opens a door into the lives of these extra-ordinary, enigmatic birds of prey."-back cover.

Raptors of California

Author: Pam Peeters

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242005

Category: Nature

Page: 294

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"Although written for California, this book will be prized by raptor watchers from around the US for its insightful and descriptive notes on behavior and ecology and its gorgeous and accurate paintings."--Allen Fish, Director, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory "This is actually two books for the price of one; the introductory chapters stand-alone as an excellent natural history of North America raptors, and the species accounts and spectacular plates make this one of the best state raptor books available."--Lloyd Kiff, Science Director, The Peregrine Fund

Raptors of New Mexico

Author: Jean-Luc E. Cartron

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826341470

Category: Science

Page: 688

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No book has ever before specifically focused on the birds of prey of New Mexico. Both Florence Bailey (1928) and J. Stokley Ligon (1961) published volumes on the birds of New Mexico, but their coverage of raptors was somewhat limited. In the ensuing years a great deal of new information has been collected on these mighty hunters' distribution, ecology, and conservation, including in New Mexico. The book begins with a history of the word "raptor." The order of Raptatores, or Raptores, was first used to classify birds of prey in the early nineteenth century, derived from the Latin word raptor, one who seizes by force. The text then includes the writings of thirty-seven contributing authors who relate their observations on these regal species. For example, Joe Truett recounts the following in the chapter on the Swainson's Hawk: "From spring to fall each year at the Jornada Caves in the Jornada del Muerto, Swainson's hawks assemble daily to catch bats. The bats exit the caves--actually lava tubes--near sundown. The hawks swoop in, snatch bats from the air, and eat them on the wing." Originally from France, Jean-Luc Cartron has lived and worked on several continents, finding his passion in the wide-open spaces of New Mexico. He became fascinated by the birds of prey and has studied their ecology and conservation for nearly twenty years. Raptors of New Mexico will provide readers with a comprehensive treatment of all hawks, eagles, kites, vultures, falcons, and owls breeding or wintering in New Mexico, or simply migrating through the state. This landmark study is also beautifully illustrated with more than six hundred photographs, including the work of more than one hundred photographers, and more than twenty species distribution maps.

Talons

North American Birds of Prey

Author: Millie Miller,Cyndi Nelson

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555660352

Category: Nature

Page: 40

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Reminiscent of nineteenth-century botanical prints, the full-color illustrations in these small nature guides are miniature watercolors, as delightful to look at as they are accurate. Beneath each illustration the reader will find the popular and scientific names, size, range, and a concise description of the habitat or an interesting bit of lore. Ideal for the backpacker or dayhiker, the books fit handily in the pocket.This guide presents hawks, falcons, ospreys, eagles, kites, owls, and vultures. Lethal talons, hooked beaks, and exceptional eyesight are all common to these majestic predators.

Identifying Birds of Prey

Quick Reference Guide for Eastern North America

Author: Laura Erickson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811763951

Category: Nature

Page: 64

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An engaging quick-reference guide to the basics of identifying hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, and kites in flight.

Naruto 41

Author: Masashi Kishimoto

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646703814

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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Pain, Anführer von Akatsuki, und seine Gefährtin Konan setzen sich in Bewegung, um den in Amegakure eingedrungenen Jiraiya zu jagen! Der geheimnisvolle Pain kennt Jiraiya von früher! Pain hat sich seither stark verändert... Was ist im Laufe seines Lebens nur passiert?!

Birds of Prey of the South Field Guide

Author: Stan Tekiela

Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)

ISBN: 9781591933816

Category: Nature

Page: 239

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Identifying birds of prey is easier than ever! This field guide features Southern birds of prey only - all of the hawks, eagles, falcons, kites, vultures and owls found in the South. Organized for efficient use, the book offers fact-filled information that's accessible for beginners but informative for more experienced birders. Stunning photos, naturalist information, interesting gee-whiz facts and a Quick-Compare section help to make watching raptors more enjoyable, informative and productive.

Der stumme Frühling

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

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Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.