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Raptors of the World By James Ferguson-Lees and David Christie (book review)

Shephard, J. (2002) Raptors of the World By James Ferguson-Lees and David Christie (book review). Emu, 102 (2). p. 211.

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This volume, 20 years in the making, was primarily intended as a field guide and starts with a comprehensive listing of the 313 worldwide raptor species, grouped by order and family, listed with common and scientific name and cross-referenced to information detailing biology, ecology and associated colour plates. The proportionally larger number of species within the Accipitridae, Herpetotheridae and Falconidae are further subdivided by commonly applied artificial groupings (e.g. bazas, honey-buzzards, atypical kites; fish-eagles and fishing eagles) to aid in finding species quickly and easily.

Item Type: Non-refereed Article
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © Royal Australian Ornithologists Union 2002
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