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Birds of prey spend most of their time in flight and, when viewed from the ground, they are notoriously hard to identify. Australian Birds of Prey in Flight is a photographic guide to the eagles, hawks, kites and falcons flying high above you. Individual species profiles describe distinguishing features and the text is supported by detailed images showing the birds at six different angles and poses, using photographs from many of Australia's leading bird photographers. Annotated multi-species comparison plates highlight key features that can help differentiate birds of prey in flight.
Australian Birds of Prey in Flight will be of value to anyone who wants to learn more about Australia's birds of prey, and will provide a useful reference for identifying soaring birds in the field, and also while trying to identify images from your own camera.
- Species profiles
- Species comparisons
- Photographic acknowledgements
Richard Seaton works as a Regional Ecologist for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy in north-east Australia. He has worked on and researched birds of prey in New Zealand, Mauritius, the UK and Madagascar and most recently the Red Goshawk in Australia.
Mat Gilfedder is a Senior Research Scientist with CSIRO, and an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Queensland. He chairs the national steering committee for eBird Australia.
Stephen Debus works as an independent ecological consultant, and is an honorary research associate in zoology at the University of New England, with a lifetime of published studies on Australian raptors.