Netropical Birds of Prey, Biology and Ecology of a Forest Raptor Community. Edited by David F. Whitacre


Beautifully illustrated with photographs of previously little-known species, the resulting book is the most important single source for information on the lowland tropical forest raptor species found in Central America. Neotropical Birds of Prey covers twenty specific species in depth, including the Ornate Hawk-Eagle, the Barred Forest-Falcon, the Bat Falcon, and the Mexican Wood Owl, offering thorough synopses of all current knowledge regarding breeding biology and behavior, diet, habitat use, and spatial needs. Contributors to this landmark work also show how the populations fit together as a community with overlapping habitat and prey needs that can put them in competition with reptiles and mammalian carnivores as well, yet differ from one another in their nesting or feeding behaviors and population dynamics. The work's substantive original data offer interesting comparisons between tropical and temperate zone species, and provide a basis for establishing conservation measures based on firsthand research. 

Ships separately from the publisher for domestic orders. Usually ships within 7 business days. Edited by David Whitacre. Published by Comstock Publishing Associates.


ISBN-10: 0801440793

ISBN-13: 9780801440793

Publication date: 05/15/2012

Pages: 432

Illustrations: 24-page color insert, 5 line drawings, 17 maps, 84 tables, 59 charts/graphs

Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in