Raptors of Mexico and Central America by William S. ClarkRaptors of Mexico and Central America by William S. Clark

Raptors of Mexico and Central America

byWilliam S. Clark, N. John SchmittForeword byLloyd Kiff

Hardcover | March 28, 2017

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The essential field guide to the raptors of Mexico and Central America

Raptors are among the most challenging birds to identify in the field due to their bewildering variability of plumage, flight silhouettes, and behavior.Raptors of Mexico and Central Americais the first illustrated guide to the region's 69 species of raptors, including vagrants. It features 32 stunning color plates and 213 color photos, and a distribution map for each regularly occurring species. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, age-related plumages, status and distribution, subspecies, molt, habitats, behaviors, potential confusion species, and more.

Raptors of Mexico and Central Americais the essential field guide to this difficult bird group and the ideal travel companion for anyone visiting this region of the world.

  • Covers all 69 species of raptors found in Mexico and Central America
  • Features 32 color plates and hundreds of color photos
  • Provides multiple illustrations of each species
  • Depicts and describes variations in plumage by individual, morph, age, and region
  • Describes behavior, food preferences, hunting strategies, vocalizations, and molt
  • Covers rare and extralimital species
  • Includes distribution maps and flight silhouettes

William S. Clarkis a raptor photographer, tour guide, and lecturer, and one of the world's leading authorities on raptors. His books includeA Photographic Guide to North American Raptors(Princeton) andA Field Guide to the Raptors of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.N. John Schmittis an acclaimed bird artist who specializes in ...
Title:Raptors of Mexico and Central AmericaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:March 28, 2017Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0691116490

ISBN - 13:9780691116495


Table of Contents

List of Plates 7

Foreword 8

Acknowledgments 10


How to Use This Guide 16

Raptor Glossary 17





Black Vulture 88

Turkey Vulture 91

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture 94

California Condor 97

King Vulture 99

OSPREY: Pandioninae

Osprey 102

FAMILY: Accipitridae

Gray-headed Kite 106

Hook-billed Kite 109

Swallow-tailed Kite 112

Pearl Kite 115

White-tailed Kite 117

Snail Kite 121

Slender-billed Kite 126

Double-toothed Kite 128

Mississippi Kite 130

Plumbeous Kite 133

Bald Eagle 135

Black-collared Hawk 138

Northern Harrier 140

Long-winged Harrier 144

Gray-bellied Hawk 146

Tiny Hawk 148

Sharp-shinned Hawk 150

White-breasted Hawk 154

Cooper's Hawk 156

Bicolored Hawk 159

Northern Goshawk 162

Crane Hawk 165

Plumbeous Hawk 167

Savannah Hawk 169

Common Black Hawk 172

Great Black Hawk 176

Solitary Eagle 180

Barred Hawk 183

Roadside Hawk 186

Harris's Hawk 190

White-tailed Hawk 193

White Hawk 197

Semiplumbeous Hawk 199

Gray Hawk 201

Gray-lined Hawk 204

Red-shouldered Hawk 207

Broad-winged Hawk 211

Short-tailed Hawk 214

Swainson's Hawk 218

Zone-tailed Hawk 222

Red-tailed Hawk 225

Harlan's Hawk 231

Ferruginous Hawk 234

Rough-legged Hawk 237

Crested Eagle 240

Harpy Eagle 242

Golden Eagle 245

Black Hawk-Eagle 248

Ornate Hawk-Eagle 250

Black and White Eagle 253

FALCONIDS: Falconidae

Laughing Falcon 257

Barred Forest-Falcon 259

Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon 262

Collared Forest-Falcon 264

Red-throated Caracara 267

Crested Caracara 269

Yellow-headed Caracara 273

American Kestrel 276

Merlin 280

Aplomado Falcon 284

Bat Falcon 288

Orange-breasted Falcon 291

Peregrine Falcon 294

Prairie Falcon 298

References 301

Index 303

Editorial Reviews

"Accurate, comprehensive, and authoritative."-Sergio Seipke, Raptours