This book is an illustrated field guide to diurnal raptors, a bird group that many people find among the most difficult birds to identify. Raptors are popular and iconic birds, and important ecologically as well as in legislation, with some species listed as threatened. Birds of Prey of Australia will enable people to more easily identify them. It also provides a brief overview of the biology of raptors and an indication of the current state of knowledge on them.The book has been completely revised and updated, with 15 years of new data, a section on difficult species-pairs (split-images providing direct contrast), and rearranged in modern field-guide format, making it easy to use and enabling rapid identification of difficult raptors. Birds of Prey of Australia will appeal to a wide range of readers.
High-quality illustrations; Easy to use and read, enabling rapid identification of difficult raptors; Provides a ready summary of biological information on Australian raptors, and a lead-in to the latest scientific literature on them.