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.
- ISBN: 9780713665635
- Author(s): Eugene Potapov, Richard Sale
- Stock Code: 3665635
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Illustrations, Colour photographs, Line drawings
- Pages: 340
- Published: 2005
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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. Covers habitat, diet, breeding and breeding sucess, migration and winter survival and much more. Also includes data gathered from a tagged male Merlin and estimations of the world population size.