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Avian Desert Predators

Out of Print

Series: Adaptations of Desert Organisms

By: William E Cook

128 pages, Line illus


Hardback | Dec 1997 | #64394 | ISBN: 3540592628
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About this book

Unlike mammals, birds are not particularly well suited to desert life. Among the few types of birds that have successfully adapted to the desert ecosystem are the predators. With individual chapters devoted to each of the different species, the book explores those attributes which make this group suited to desert life, and how they have developed their abilities to cope with the prevailing harsh conditions.


Vultures; hawks and allies; roadrunners; owls; shrikes.

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