Table of contents for Raptors of the world / James Ferguson-Lees and David A. Christie ; illustrated by Kim Franklin, David Mead, and Philip Burton.


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LIST OF SPECIES                                   6
PREFACE                                           14
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                  15
INTRODUCTION                                      17
USING THIS BOOK                                  20
ORDERS OF RAPTOR POPULATION SIZES                26
RAPTOR TOPOGRAPHY                                27
MEASURING LENGTHS AND WINGSPANS OF RAPTORS       31
SEX AND AGE DIFFERENCES IN SIZES AND SHAPES OF RAPTORS  35
IDENTIFYING RAPTORS                              40
RAPTOR MIGRATION                                 44
RAPTOR MOULT PATTERNS AND AGE CRITERIA by Carl Edelstam  50
RAPTOR VISION, HEARING AND OLFACTION by CarlEdelstam  54
RAPTOR PLUMAGES AND EXTERNAL STRUCTURE by Carl Edelstam  57
TAXONOMY, SEQUENCE AND NOMENCLATURE OF RAPTORS   69
ENGLISH NAMES OF RAPTORS                         76
COLOUR PLATES                                    80
SYSTEMATIC SECTION                               305
BIBLIOGRAPHY                                     926
INDEX                                            981








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Birds of prey Identification