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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 deals precise and deeply own insights into Britain's birds of prey and the way they're faring at the present time. He delves into the background of those brilliant birds and talks intensive with the scientists and conservationists who're striving to guard them. In doing so, he profiles the writers, poets and filmmakers who've performed loads to alter the public's belief of birds of prey. There are luck stories—five birds of prey that have been extinct became reestablished with doable populations—but persecution continues to be rife. that includes drawings via famed flora and fauna artist Bruce Pearson, this e-book finds why we needs to cherish and rejoice our birds of prey, and why we overlook them at our peril.

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