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Birds of Prey and Owls of Western Europe

Birds of Prey and Owls of Western Europe

Allain Bougrain Dubourg & Jean C Roché

Calls of 32 species of raptor and 12 owls covering all western European species except vagrants. 98 indexed tracks give extensive coverage including the sounds of males and females, colonies and young where applicable. The accompanying illustrated booklet gives background to each species and an analysis of calls. 60 min.

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Common NameScientific Name
OspreyPandion haliaetus
European Honey-BuzzardPernis apivorus
Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Red KiteMilvus milvus
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Monk VultureAegypius monachus
Griffon-VultureGyps fulvus
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
LammergeierGypaetus barbatus
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Eurasian Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopus
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliaca
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Bonelli's EagleHieraaetus fasciatus
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
LannerFalco biarmicus
Gyr FalconFalco rusticolus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Barn OwlTyto alba
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
Eurasian Eagle-OwlBubo bubo
Snowy OwlNyctea scandiaca
Common NameScientific Name
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Ural OwlStrix uralensis
Great Gray OwlStrix nebulosa
Northern Hawk OwlSurnia ulula
Eurasian Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium passerinum
Little OwlAthene noctua
Tengmalm's OwlAegolius funereus
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

Disclaimer The species list above is in systematic order, the taxonomy and nomenclature of which generally follows the Wells World Birds list on Birder's Diary v3.0 (courtesy of Thayer Software:, with adaptations by WildSounds.
The Wells World Birds list is based on a classification created by Mic Wells.
Please note that the above list may not be in the same order or be a full and accurate representation of the species on the title concerned. We take due care to ensure the accuracy of the list, but should you find any errors, please notify us.

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