1989 First Edition. Hardcopy in prestine condition. Signed by David Hosking. An oversized photographic study of Africa's birds of prey. Tarboton's detailed text is accurate and informative, while also being eminently readable. Pickford has captured the essence of each of the region's 81 species in a series of photographs both intimate and powerful.
The photos are more than purely a reflection of the birds' bold nobility: they also serve as an invaluable aid to the identification of confusingly similar species. A number of the birds are shown in immature plumage; diagnostic underwing and flight patterns are often clearly visible in in-flight shots; and sexual dimorphism is frequently shown.
The appendix shows status details, behavioral and biological data, and distribution maps for each species. 227 pp. Photographs by Peter and Beverly PICKFORD. First Edition.