Eagle & Birds of Prey (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

Eagle & Birds of Prey (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by David Burnie


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From majestic bald eagles to nocturnal owls, meet the top aerial predators in DK Eyewitness Books: Eagles & Birds of Prey. See how raptors fly and hunt using their incredible speed and vision to take down their prey. Explore these birds' deep history, unique biology, and the different habitats they live in with DK Eyewitness Books: Eagles & Birds of Prey.

Follow the life of a bird of prey, from egg to fluffy chick to full adulthood. Learn how fast a peregrine falcon can fly or how ospreys dive for fish on the water's surface. Find out how their hollow bones and extraordinary feathers and wings determine how fast and far different types of birds can fly. From forests to deserts, birds of prey thrive and survive in a wide range of environments because of their ability to adapt to the world around them.

Discover all the things both big and small that make raptors unique in DK Eyewitness Books: Eagles & Birds of Prey.

Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465451729
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 249,501
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

What is a bird of prey? 6

Eggs and nests 8

Growth of the young raptor 10

How raptors fly 12

Wings and feathers 16

Inside a bird of prey 18

Feet and talons 20

Hunting techniques 22

Prey and feeding 24

Heads and senses 26

Skeletons 28

Vultures 30

Ospreys and fish eagles 34

Kites and harriers 38

Hawks and buzzards 42

Eagles 46

The secretary bird 50

The falcon family 52

Owls 56

Raptors in history 62

Raptors 64

Around the world 66

Raptor records 68

Glossary 70

Index 72

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