This is the first comprehensive book on the species, covering its complete circumpolar range. Begins with an overview on the evolution of the True Falcons and thoughts on their grouping and then goes on to the general characteristics of the Merlin.
It covers habitat, diet, breeding and breeding success, migration and winter survival and much more. Also includes data gathered from a tagged male Merlin and estimations of the world population size.
- ISBN: 9780957173217
- Author(s): Richard Sale
- Stock Code: 7173217
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs, Graphs & charts, Tables, Maps
- Pages: 304
- Published: 2015
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This title is based on the observations of the author made over a 30 year period between 1973-2002. Since Rowan published the results of his study in 'British Birds' (1921-1922), no one had seriously attempted any systematic work on the Merlins of Embsay and Barden moors. The study area undertaken here is centred on Grassington in the south-east corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Covers habitat, hunting and feeding, the breeding season and much more.
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Raises the profile and provides an extensive picture of this delightful falcon. Based on almost 40 years monitoring of the Kestrel in southwest Scotland and further afield by the author and colleagues, giving a flavour of the intergrated approach to monitoring and conservation. A wealth of factual data including its lifestyle and factors that affect its breeding success and survival as well as entertaining anecdotes and stories from the author's experiences over the years.
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The Gyrfalcon is the largest of the world's falcons, occuring across the whole Arctic region, from Greenland and Iceland through northern Scandinavia and across Siberia and northern Canada. This title looks in detail at the life of the Gyrfalcon, its taxonomy, distribution, habitat preferences, hunting methods, breeding behaviour, status and historical and present association with people. Illustrations, photographs, line drawings and text figures, 340pp. 2005