The Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle

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This comprehensive monograph is a second edition of one of the most popular Poyser monographs; it covers all aspects of this spectacular eagle's biology and ecology, including a full review of the literature and incorporating the considerable body of research on the species since the publication of the first edition in 1997. The late Jeff Watson was one of Scotland's foremost eagle experts, with more than 20 years of research on the birds; following Jeff's untimely death, the book is being completed by his colleagues Des Thompson and Helen Riley. Scottish studies provide the foundation for a treatment that also includes up-to-date information from work in North America, continental Europe and elsewhere. This global view allows fascinating insights into the species' relationships with a variety of different habitats and leads to many new and important conclusions regarding its ecology. This highly readable and authoritative account is destined to become the standard reference on the species, both in Scotland and elsewhere in the world. The text is enriched with many superb pictures of this majestic bird and additional wash landscapes capture the very special atmosphere of Scotland's Golden Eagle country.They witnessed nearly 400 undulating flights during 700 hours of observation. ... These observations support the re-interpretation of the function of undulating flight by Harmata (1982) who concluded that it was an important ... Aggressive attacks on non-breeding eagles by territorial birds are, by comparison, quite common (e.g. Haller 1982; Bergo 1987a). These typically involve a swift dive by the resident eagle followed by a chase during which the intruder seeks to defend itself byanbsp;...

Title:The Golden Eagle
Author:Jeff Watson
Publisher:A&C Black - 2010-08-20


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