The life of buzzards, by Peter Dare


I've always been fond of birds of prey, so I couldn't not have this book in my personal bookstore. The author presents with his book a complete study, which lasted ten years in Devon Country (UK), but also with the support of other enthusiasts in Northern Europe, about the life of the buzzards. The book is divided into two parts, where at the first it highlights, throughout the year, the various aspects of the life of a buzzard, such as for example the search for food: or nest construction: In each case there are some beautiful photographs, and some graphics that help the reader to better understand the data provided by the author and this can understand the great work done.


In the second part, instead, six aspects of the buzzard's life are thoroughly examined: territory, energy and food requirements, predation, nutrition and breeding, demography and population dynamics, and finally change in 'abundance of the buzzard in the territory. The book contains a lot of information, including techniques and statistics, and goes beyond the mere zoological description of the species described, so I consider it an essential guide for those who want to study and understand better this beautiful raptor.


This book is published from Whittle Publishng, a really gold mine if you are interested about nature. This edition is well done, as the publisher has always used to, and the price is surely justified for the big data and information presents in the book. Here an interesting interview with the author of the book, Peter Dare.


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