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Due to its large land mass and impressive variety of habitats, Africa has the most diverse range of raptors of any continent – with almost a third of the world's species occurring in the region. These diurnal birds of prey are well known for their hooked bill and powerful talons, as well as their keen vision that enables them to accurately detect their prey during flight.
This authoritative guide, part of the Helm Identification series, features all 106 species found in Africa, with particular emphasis on their field identification. Encompassing falcons, eagles, ospreys, kites, vultures and more, African Raptors discusses the identification of both perched and flying birds, bringing together the very latest research with accurate distribution maps, more than 300 colour photographs and 52 superb plates that illustrate a broad range of ages and racial plumage differences.
African Raptors is the ultimate reference on these remarkable birds, and will be indispensable for all birders and ornithologists with an interest in birds of prey.
"Another quality guide from the Helm stable, African Raptors covers all 106 species that are found on the continent. The book follows the Helm Identification Guide format putting the colour plates in the first half of the book followed by the map and text pages in the second half. [...] Anyone with an interest in African Raptors will want this book, but it will also appeal to anyone with an interest in beautiful books."
– Paul Stancliffe, BTO book reviews