Series: Colección Monografías Zoológicas - Serie Neotropical Volume: 1
By: Tjitte de Vries(Author), Thérèse Newenham(Translated by)
209 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations
Language: Bilingual in English and Spanish
First monograph in a new series. The Galapagos Hawk / El Gavilán de Galápagos describes the biology and ecology of the Galapagos Hawk, Buteo galapagoensis. After an introduction to the geography of the Galapagos Islands, habitat preferences, reproductive biology and social life are described. Two short chapters describe the tameness of this species compared to other birds of prey, and the interactions between it and two owl species with which it shares its range. Further chapters on origin, morphology, taxonomy and populations dynamics round out the book.
2. Origin and Formation of the Islands
3. Each Island is Different
4. Habitat Preferences of the Galapagos Hawk
5. A Diurnal Predator and a Large Number of Prey
6. Reproductive Biology
Prey brought to the nest
Vocalizations and their meaning
7. Social Life, Monogamy and Polyandry
8. The Tamest Hawk in the World
9. Relationship Between the Hawk and Two Owl Species
10. Origin of the Galapagos Hawk, Morphology and Taxonomic Relations
11. Populations Dynamics
12. In the Field, on the Island of Santa Fé
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