447 excellent color illustrations. Bilingual: In English and Georgian. Describes 45 species including breeding birds, seasonal residents, migrants, and rare visitors.
The first comprehensive field guide to all raptors and owls recorded in Georgia (in the Eastern European Caucasus region), describing 45 species including breeding birds, seasonal residents, migrants, and rare visitors. Includes accurate and practical information on identification, behavior, confusing species, habitat, food source, nesting, and population status of each species within Georgia.
There are over 400 color illustrations depicting plumage variation for each species according to age, sex, and race, including behavior and habitat compositions pertinent to the region. The innovative layout is specifically designed for accurate use in the field, dedicating each page-spread to a single species. For quick reference there are dynamic raptor-flight arrangements accompanied by captions for keying-out comparative information about plumage according to age, wing posture, and flight type.
In addition, there are color distribution maps for every species according to its status within Georgia as a breeding bird, a seasonal resident, a year-round resident, or a passage migrant.