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Hawks at a Distance


Chris Merkord
  • Identification of Migrant Raptors Jerry Liguori Princeton University Press 2011 United States http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9417.html

    216 pp. | 6 x 8 1/2 | 558 color photos. 896 halftones. 2 tables.

    English , Nearctic, , Canada, United States, , Ospreys (Pandionidae), Kites, Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae), Caracaras, Falcons (Falconidae), 04/03/2011 9780691135588 04/03/2011 0691135592 9780691135595 04/03/2011 9781400838264

The ultimate must-have guide for identifying migrant raptors, Hawks at a Distance is the first volume to focus on distant raptors as they are truly seen in the field. Jerry Liguori, a leading expert on North American raptors, factors in new information and approaches for identifying twenty-nine species of raptor in various lighting situations and settings. The field guide's nineteen full-color portraits, 558 color photos, and 896 black-and-white images portray shapes and plumages for each species from all angles. Useful flight identification criteria are provided and the accompanying text discusses all aspects of in-flight hawk identification, including flight style and behavior. Concentrating on features that are genuinely observable at a distance, this concise and practical field guide is ideal for any aspiring or experienced hawk enthusiast.

  • The first guide to focus on distant raptors as they are viewed in the field
  • New information and approaches for identifying distant raptors
  • Illustrates twenty-nine species in various lighting situations and settings
  • 558 color photos and 896 black-and-white images depicting plumage and shape characteristics
  • All aspects of in-flight hawk identification, including flight style and behavior

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