Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors in Flight by Jerry Liguori

Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors in Flight by Jerry Liguori

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Offers a different approach that looks at the birds from various angles, compares and contrasts similar species, and provides the pictures (and words) needed for identification in the field. This book pinpoints identification traits for each species from the various angles that they are seen.

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Identifying hawks in flight is a tricky business. Across North America, tens of thousands of people gather every spring and fall at more than one thousand known hawk migration sites--from New Jersey's Cape May to California's Golden Gate. Yet, as many discover, a standard field guide, with its emphasis on plumage, is often of little help in identifying those raptors soaring, gliding, or flapping far, far away. Hawks from Every Angle takes hawk identification to new heights. It offers a fresh approach that literally looks at the birds from every angle, compares and contrasts deceptively similar species, and provides the pictures (and words) needed for identification in the field. Jerry Liguori pinpoints innovative, field-tested identification traits for each species from the various angles that they are seen. Featuring 339 striking color photos on 68 color plates and 32 black & white photos, Hawks from Every Angle is unique in presenting a host of meticulously crafted pictures for each of the 19 species it covers in detail--the species most common to migration sites throughout the United States and Canada. All aspects of raptor identification are discussed, including plumage, shape, and flight style traits. For all birders who follow hawk migration and have found themselves wondering if the raptor in the sky matches the one in the guide, Hawks from Every Angle--distilling an expert's years of experience for the first time into a comprehensive array of truly useful photos and other pointers for each species--is quite simply a must. Key Features: * The essential new approach to identifying hawks in flight * Innovative, accurate, and field-tested identification traits for each species *339 color photos on 68 color plates, 32 black & white photos * Compares and contrasts species easily confused with one another, and provides the pictures (and words) needed for identification in the field * Covers in detail 19 species common to migration sites throughout the North America * Discusses light conditions, how molt can alter the shape of a bird, aberrant plumages, and migration seasons and sites * User-friendly format

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SKU GOR005442104
Title Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors in Flight
Author By (author) Jerry Liguori
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Princeton University Press
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 144
ISBN 10 0691118256
ISBN 13 9780691118253
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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Identifying hawks in flight is a tricky business. Across North America, tens of thousands of people gather every spring and fall at more than one thousand known hawk migration sites--from New Jersey's Cape May to California's Golden Gate. Yet, as many discover, a standard field guide, with its emphasis on plumage, is often of little help in identifying those raptors soaring, gliding, or flapping far, far away. Hawks from Every Angle takes hawk identification to new heights. It offers a fresh approach that literally looks at the birds from every angle, compares and contrasts deceptively similar species, and provides the pictures (and words) needed for identification in the field. Jerry Liguori pinpoints innovative, field-tested identification traits for each species from the various angles that they are seen. Featuring 339 striking color photos on 68 color plates and 32 black & white photos, Hawks from Every Angle is unique in presenting a host of meticulously crafted pictures for each of the 19 species it covers in detail--the species most common to migration sites throughout the United States and Canada. All aspects of raptor identification are discussed, including plumage, shape, and flight style traits. For all birders who follow hawk migration and have found themselves wondering if the raptor in the sky matches the one in the guide, Hawks from Every Angle--distilling an expert's years of experience for the first time into a comprehensive array of truly useful photos and other pointers for each species--is quite simply a must. Key Features: * The essential new approach to identifying hawks in flight * Innovative, accurate, and field-tested identification traits for each species *339 color photos on 68 color plates, 32 black & white photos * Compares and contrasts species easily confused with one another, and provides the pictures (and words) needed for identification in the field * Covers in detail 19 species common to migration sites throughout the North America * Discusses light conditions, how molt can alter the shape of a bird, aberrant plumages, and migration seasons and sites * User-friendly format
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005442104
Title Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors in Flight
Author By (author) Jerry Liguori
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Princeton University Press
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 144
ISBN 10 0691118256
ISBN 13 9780691118253
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.