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Understanding the Bird of Prey

Handbook / Manual

By: Nick Fox(Author)

415 pages, 40 plates with 150+ colour photos; 119 b/w photos, 265 b/w illustrations

Hancock House Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2014 | #224809 | ISBN-13: 9780888397324
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £65.50 $86/€75 approx
Hardback | Dec 1995 | #51398 | ISBN: 0888393172
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About this book

Understanding the Bird of Prey is the most comprehensive gathering of data on birds of prey ever assembled. Nick Fox, a leading professional raptor biologist, breeder and falconer, has masterfully written the text in language that is easy to follow. The text covers the biology of birds of prey, their captive management, breeding, training and rehabilitation. All sections have been critically reviewed by top intemational specialists for scientific accuracy. Over 290 technical drawings and 150 color photos aid the reader in the pursuit of understanding birds of prey.


- Structure and Function
- Managing a Breeding Program
- Equipment and Facilities
- Development and Behaviour
- Training and Conditioning
- Hunting Strategies of Wild Raptors
- Hawking in the Field
- Raptors and Man
- Index

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Nick Fox was born and raised a country boy. A raptor Biologist by profession, he is Director of Falcon Management and Research for the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency in Abu Dhabi8. This include managing research teams in Central Asia and running the breeding facility in the UK. He founded the Middle East Falcon Research Group in 1994 to pull together veterinarians and biologists working on falconry issues in the Middle East. He is also Scientific Advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Middle Way Group on hunting and specialist on the UK Hawk Board. A Falconer all his life, he has run the Northumberland Crow Falcons since 1991. This was until recently, the only mounted falconry group in the UK. He is an Honorary Member of the Welsh Hawking Club, the Irish Hawking Club, the Dartmoor Falcons and Vice-President of the British Falconers' Club. Author of the best selling Understanding the Bird of Prey, he also produces films on falconry, including the Bird of Prey Management series, currently in eight modules. At home he runs a 280 acre mixed farm in Wales and is Chairman of the Carmarthenshire Foxhounds.

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