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By David Cobham,Chris Packham,Bruce Pearson

Britain is domestic to 15 species of breeding birds of prey, from the hedgerow-hopping Sparrowhawk to the breathtaking White-tailed Eagle. during this handsomely illustrated booklet, acclaimed British filmmaker and naturalist David Cobham bargains distinctive and deeply own insights into Britain's birds of prey and the way they're faring this day. He delves into the historical past of those really good birds and talks extensive with the scientists and conservationists who're striving to defend them. In doing so, he profiles the writers, poets and filmmakers who've performed lots to alter the public's conception of birds of prey. There are luck stories—five birds of prey that have been extinct became reestablished with potential populations—but persecution remains to be rife. that includes drawings by means of famed flora and fauna artist Bruce Pearson, this ebook unearths why we needs to cherish and have a good time our birds of prey, and why we overlook them at our peril.

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