The Goshawk by Robert Kenward
(Poyser Monographs)

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A large and spectacular bird of prey, the Goshawk lives in boreal
forests throughout the Northern hemisphere. A powerful hunter of large
birds and woodland mammals, it was persecuted for many years by game
keepers to the point of extinction in the UK. However, escaped falconry
birds led to the establishment of a new population in the 1960s, though
the species remains rare and elusive - birders need a combination of hard work and a little luck to see this magnificent raptor.

The Goshawk is an authoritative yet highly readable monograph of
the species. It includes chapters on nomenclature, races and morphs,
biometrics, nesting, incubation and chick-rearing, migration, feeding
ecology, population dynamics, and conservation, punctuated throughout
with illuminating tales from author Robert Kenward's extensive field
research. The book is packed with illustrations, figures and maps, and
contains a selection of the author's superb photographs of the birds.
The product of almost 30 years work, this title is a classic Poyser monograph;
birders will enjoy the fascinating insights into the biology of the
bird, while academics will appreciate the book's comprehensive
literature review.


About Robert Kenward

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An expert radio-tracker, Robert Kenward is an ecologist and aninternational authority on raptors. He has made the study of theGoshawk his life's work. Kenward has written numerous papers andarticles on this species.
Published December 15, 2006 by Buteo Books. 360 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math.

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