The author of Population Ecology of Raptors presents in this comprehensive monograph the results of 14 years' research, much of it carried out in SW Scotland, on the life and behaviour of this relatively common but often elusive bird of prey.
Digital reprint of a book originally published in 1986.
"[...] one which I would unreservedly recommend to anyone with an interest in birds"
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As a boy in a Derbyshire village, Ian Newton discovered his first Sparrowhawk nest and so began a continuing fascination with this relatively common but often elusive bird of prey. Many years later as a scientist with the Nature Conservancy Council he embarked on a 14-year study of the species in two areas of SW Scotland, attempting each year to trap and ring all Sparrowhawks present and to find all of their nests. As a result many individuals were closely studied throughout their lives.
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