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Guía de Identificación de Rapaces Ibéricas por Restos Óseos, 1ª Parte: Grandes Rapaces [Identification Guide to Iberian Raptors Using Skeletal Remains, Part 1: Large Raptors]

Field / Identification Guide
By: Víctor García Matarranz(Author), José Manuel Onrubia(Illustrator)
127 pages, 157 colour photos and colour & b/w illustrations
Guía de Identificación de Rapaces Ibéricas por Restos Óseos, 1ª Parte: Grandes Rapaces [Identification Guide to Iberian Raptors Using Skeletal Remains, Part 1: Large Raptors]
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Language: Spanish

There are numerous identification guides to identify Spanish raptors by their plumage, it is much more difficult to find information on identification of these species by their skeleton. Therefore, Spanish raptor specialist Víctor García Matarranz has developed this guide to identify the skeletal remains of raptors. Designed as a quick-identification guide, it has been designed for use in the field, without the need to resort to sophisticated methods beyond the use of calipers and a ruler. On many occasions these are not even necessary.

This first part deals with 9 large species: the cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus), griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Spanish imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti), Bonelli's eagle (Aquila fasciata), short-toed snake eagle (Circaetus gallicus), Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo), and Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus). These are the most important species conservation-wise, as they suffer a higher mortality due to collisions with electric power lines. The intention is to provide a tool to identify the corpses under the lines when they have been on the ground for a while, making it difficult to identify them by means of plumage characteristics.

The guide is illustrated with many photos of the skeletal remains, shown in standardized photographic plates accounting for colour and background, and with rulers inserted in the images that allows the reader to appreciate the biometry of all the illustrated parts.

Summary in Spanish:
Existen numerosas guías de identificación para las determinar las especies de rapaces españolas por su plumaje, pero sin embargo es mucho más difícil encontrar información referente a la descripción de estas mismas especies por su esqueleto. Por ello, el especialista español en rapaces Víctor García Matarranz, ha elaborado esta guía que permita identificar los restos óseos de las rapaces. Pensado como un documento de consulta ágil y rápido, se ha diseñado para su uso en el campo, sin necesidad de recurrir a métodos sofisticados más allá de la utilización de un calibre y un metro. En muchas ocasiones ni siquiera los últimos son necesarios. Esta primera entrega del proyecto trata las especies de mayor envergadura, que son asimismo las que sufren una mayor mortalidad por impactos contra tendidos eléctricos. La intención es proporcionar una herramienta que permita identificar los cadáveres debajo de los tendidos cuando estos hace ya un tiempo que están en el terreno, dificultando la identificación por medio de las características del plumaje.

Aparece ilustrado con muchísimas fotos de los detalles óseos, expuestos en láminas fotográficas estandarizadas para la coloración y el fondo, y con reglas insertadas en las imágenes que nos permitan apreciar la biometría de todas las partes ilustradas.

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Field / Identification Guide
By: Víctor García Matarranz(Author), José Manuel Onrubia(Illustrator)
127 pages, 157 colour photos and colour & b/w illustrations
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