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This book is a celebration of British raptors, with 200 stunning colour photographs. An authoritative text examines the biology and ecology of each species, following their fortunes as British breeding birds from historical times to the present day. This book will serve as a showcase of these fabulous birds and highlight the diverse work of the RSPB in ensuring their survival.
Marianne Taylor has written and edited a number of books on birds and is a regular contributor to magazines such as Birdwatch.
The photographer Stig Frode Olsen is a trained biologist and teacher and has won several prizes for his nature photography, including first prize in the category "Threatened Species" in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in 2006.
"A collection of more than 200 colour photographs celebrating our birds of prey. The text examines their biology and ecology and the work of the RSPB from past to present."
– The Times (November 2010)
"This celebration of the UK's raptors and owls is an excellent introduction to one of our most exciting groups of animals [...] beautiful photos."
– BBC Wildlife (February 2011)
"This large-format (about A4) book has an introduction for general information, then each species has pages of text, illustrated liberally with excellent photographs, some full-page [...] A cracking book, highly recommended."
– Birds (May 2011)