A Peterson Field Guide to Hawks of North America

A Peterson Field Guide to Hawks of North America

by Brian K. Wheeler, Roger Tory Peterson

This guide includes all 39 species of North American hawks and other diurnal raptors, including eagles, falcons, and vultures. Color paintings and photographs show each species in various color morphs and plumages, which are aso described in detail.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780395670675

  • ISBN-10: 0395670675

  • Pages: 336

  • Price: $22.00

  • Publication Date: 11/01/2001

  • Carton Quantity: 20

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Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars.
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    "Everything you could ever want to know about diurnal raptors is included in this handy-to-carry guide." - Home New Tribune

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    NORTHERN GOSHAWK Pl. 13 Accipiter gentilis

    Description The Northern Goshawk, our largest accipiter, is a breeding resident in northern and western mountain forests. Wings are long for an accipiter, rather buteo-like. Tip of folded tail is wedge-shaped. Sexes are almost alike in plumage, with females separably larger than males. Juvenile plumage is different from that of adults. Cere is greenish yellow to yellow. Legs are yellow. On perched birds, wingtips extend halfway to tail tip. Widespread race atricapillus is described below.

    ADULT: Head is black except for wide white superciliary lines and whitish throat. Eye color varies from orange to red to mahogany, darkening with age. Back and upperwing coverts are blue-gray and average darker on females; they contrast with blackish uppersides of flight feathers. Underwing coverts and underparts are pale blue-gray with fine black vermiculations and some vertical black streaking. Females usually have coarser, darker barring and more vertical black streaking. Primaries show dusky banding on undersides; secondaries show, at most, faint banding. Tail is blue-gray, with three or four incomplete blackish bands. Undertail coverts are white and fluffy.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780395670675

  • ISBN-10: 0395670675

  • Pages: 336

  • Price: $22.00

  • Publication Date: 11/01/2001

  • Carton Quantity: 20

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