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The Common Buzzard

The Common Buzzard

Sean Walls & Robert Kenward

The first volume in the relaunch of the respected Poyser monograph series, volume 100 contains a wealth of up-to-date information on the Common Buzzard.

Soaring majestically on its broad, raised wings, the Common Buzzard is a familiar sight for many people in Eurasia. Recently, this highly adaptable raptor has demonstrated an uncommon ability to reach high densities in western Europe, returning to old haunts to impress, inspire and connect people with nature. This new Poyser monograph brings together a wealth of research on the species' origins, feeding and breeding behaviour, along with information on movement and survival from the authors' own studies. It concludes by examining the conservation conundrums that such a successful predator raises in the modern world.

  • Contents
  • Preface
  • 1 A Common Buzzard
  • 2 Prey
  • 3 Hunting
  • 4 Habitat use
  • 5 Territoriality and nest defence
  • 6 Courtship and nesting
  • 7 Incubating and chick-rearing
  • 8 Dispersal and migration
  • 9 Longevity and survival
  • 10 Common Buzzard populations
  • 11 Our relationship with the Common Buzzard
  • Appendix 1 Scientific names of species mentioned in the text
  • Appendix 2 References for figures with many sources
  • Appendix 3 Map of UK study sites and flightpaths
  • Appendix 4 Abbreviations
  • References
  • Index

"Based on many years of personal research, and a thorough knowledge of the European literature, the authors provide an eminently readable account of the biology of the Common Buzzard. Whatever your interests in birds, I can recommend this book for its content of information and insight."

 - Professor Ian Newton OBE, FRS, FRSE

304 pages.

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