This new book draws strongly on its predecessor The Raptors of Europe and the Middle East: A Handbook of Field Identification, though this focuses on flight identification only, while the previous book dealt with identification of birds both perched and in flight.
Raptors are notoriously hard to identify, even if seen well. Contrary to expectation, it is actually easier to identify raptors in flight than perched, and it is fortunate that most raptors are usually seen in flight! This is the ultimate flight identification guide to Western Palearctic raptors. Covering over sixty species of raptors [over twenty more than the first edition] throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East including the Arabian Peninsula, and Central Asia, this deeply researched text reaches even further into the history of these amazing creatures. A stunning photographic guide of never-before-published images, this thorough text covers every plumage and age in breathtaking detail.