Neotropical Birds of Prey: Biology and Ecology of a Forest by David F Whitacre,J. Peter Jenny

By David F Whitacre,J. Peter Jenny

Until lately, unusually little has been identified concerning the biology and behaviour of tropical woodland raptors, together with such simple features as diets, breeding biology, habitat necessities, and inhabitants ecology, details serious to the improvement of conservation efforts. The Peregrine Fund carried out an important eight-year-long examine application at the raptor species, together with owls, in Tikal nationwide Park in Guatemala to profit extra approximately Neotropical birds of prey. extraordinary and unheard of in scale, this pioneering study additionally concerned the improvement of recent tools for detecting, enumerating, and learning those excellent yet frequently elusive birds of their woodland domestic. superbly illustrated with photos of formerly little-known species, the ensuing booklet is an important unmarried resource for info at the lowland tropical woodland raptor species present in imperative America.

Neotropical Birds of Prey covers twenty particular species extensive, together with the Ornate Hawk-Eagle, the Barred Forest-Falcon, the Bat Falcon, and the Mexican wooden Owl, providing thorough synopses of all present wisdom concerning breeding biology and behaviour, nutrition, habitat use, and spatial wishes. members to this landmark paintings additionally convey how the populations healthy jointly as a neighborhood with overlapping habitat and prey wishes which may positioned them in festival with reptiles and mammalian carnivores in addition, but fluctuate from each other of their nesting or feeding behaviors and inhabitants dynamics. The work's great unique info provide attention-grabbing comparisons among tropical and temperate quarter species, and supply a foundation for constructing conservation measures according to firsthand learn. Making to be had for the 1st time new info at the biology, ecology, habit, and conservation of the majestic owls and raptors of the recent international tropics, this e-book will attract a large ornithological readership, in particular the various raptor fans round the world.

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