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A detailed monograph of one of Britain's best-known raptors. Written by acclaimed eagle expert Jeff Wilson and illustrated with the stunning artwork of Keith Brockie. Des Thompson and Helen Riley bring the book right up to date with a comprehensive review of the latest eagle literature. Completely revised second edition of one of the bestselling titles of the Poyser series.

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Contents Introduction World range The Scottish Highlands - Golden Eagle country Hunting Food Nesting Nest spacing and density Population trends The pre-breeding season Eggs and incubation Nestlings Fledging and independence Breeding performance Moult Movements and migration Mortality Threats Conservation History and tradition Further research Appendices Bibliography Index

About the Author

Jeff Watson was Scotland's foremost authority on eagles, with his many books and articles including the first edition of this title. Des Thompson and Helen Riley are renowned ornithologists and ecologists based in Scotland, who are taking on the task of completing Jeff's work.


'Unlike many other second editions, this is packed with new exciting material...this is readable yet full of information and is an outstanding example that will be a baseline in the future.' Highland News Group (October 2010) 'What a subject, and what a book! Fascinating facts appear on every page and the secrets of golden eagles' high-flying lives are laid bare in this book, which seems to have captured a whiff of the wild outdoors in its words...Very highly recommended.' Birds {Main} (May 2011)

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