The Gyrfalcon Eugene Potapov, Richard Sale

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
28 Sep 2005
ISBN:
9780300107784
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
288 pages: 229 x 152mm
Illustrations:
42 b/w + 48 color illus.

This book is the definitive guide to the largest and most charismatic species of falcon in the world, the Gyrfalcon. With detailed information on life history characteristics, ecology, conservation issues, and much more, the book presents the most accurate, up-to-date, and complete view of this spectacular bird ever published.

Drawing on extensive research and travel to every country within the range of the Gyrfalcon, Eugene Potapov and Richard Sale delineate a new map of the bird’s range, conclude that the Gyrfalcon is more adaptable than previously thought, and restore the traditional Linnean scientific name of the species, Falco gyrfalco. The authors also reveal that Gyrfalcons, for much of their lives, are true stenophagous raptors, a rarity not only among raptors but among all birds.

Elegantly illustrated with many photographs and line drawings, this is an essential volume for ornithologists, ecologists, wildlife rehabilitators, falconers, and all others fascinated by birds of prey.

Eugene Potapov is head of research at The Falcon Research Institute in Carmarthen, UK. Richard Sale is a freelance writer and photographer who works primarily in the Arctic and Antarctic

"If this book can’t answer any questions one might have on the Gyrfalcon, then the answer is not out there! A very important book.”—Noble Proctor, ornithologist

“If this book can’t answer any questions one might have on the gyrfalcon, then the answer is not out there! A very important book.”—Noble Proctor, Ph.D., ornithologist