Cover image for Eagle & birds of prey
Title:
Eagle & birds of prey
Author:
Parry-Jones, Jemima.
Personal Author:
Physical Description:
61 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Describes the anatomy, hunting techniques, mating, nesting, and eating habits of birds of prey. Get a bird's-eye view of the amazing world of raptors--from the majestic falcon, hawk, and eagle to the stealthy owl and the formidable vulture. This fascinating overview examines the development, anatomy, mating and nesting habits of birds of prey, as well as their techniques for stalking, catching and killing their quarry. Full-color photos.
General Note:
"A Dorling Kindersley book"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
What is a bird of prey? -- The raptor families -- Eggs, nests, and hatching -- Growth of the young raptor -- How raptors fly -- Wings and feathers -- Inside a bird of prey -- Feet and talons -- Hunting techniques -- Prey and feeding -- Heads and senses -- Skeletons -- Vultures -- Ospreys and fish eagles -- Kites and Harriers -- Hawks and Buzzards -- Eagles -- The secretary bird -- The Falcon family -- Owls -- Birds of prey in history -- Training a bird of prey -- Around the world.
ISBN:
9780789458605

9780789458612

9780789466181
Format :
Book