Wedge-tailed Eagle (Australian Natural History Series)

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Australia’s Wedge-tailed Eagle belongs to the family of eagles, which together span the world. Eagles are powerful predators, with exceptional powers of flight and sight. They may kill to survive, but they also sleep, play, enjoy a bath, make tender parents, and form lasting relationships.

This book gives a comprehensive overview of Australia’s largest true eagle and one of the country’s few large predators and scavengers. First appearing in Aboriginal rock-paintings more than 5000 years ago, the Wedge-tailed Eagle was little more than a curiosity to the early European settlers. The book traces the subsequent changes in perception—from its branding as a vicious sheep killer to an iconic species worthy of conservation—and covers distribution, habitat, hunting, relationships, reproduction and chick development. A final section deals with threats to the existence of this magnificent bird.

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Penny Olsen is one of the world’s foremost authorities on raptors, and has contributed several chapters to the Handbook of Australian New Zealand and Antarctic Birds Vol 2 Raptors to Lapwings (OUP 1993) and Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol II (Lynx Editions 1994). She has worked in the field on various birds of prey for nearly three decades, and published several books, including Australian Birds of Prey (UNSW Press 1995), Feather and Brush: Three Centuries of Australian Bird Art (CSIRO Publishing 2001) and Wedge-tailed Eagle (CSIRO Publishing 2006). Currently she edits Wingspan, the quarterly membership magazine of Birds Australia, Australia’s national birding organization and oldest conservation organization. In 2004, she was awarded an H.L. White Fellowship at the National Library to research a book on the extinct Paradise Parrot, Glimpses of Paradise: The Quest for the Beautiful Parrakeet (National Library of Australia 2007).

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Penny Olsen,Photographs byPeter Gorham Merritt, I
Published by CSIRO Publishing (2005)
ISBN 10: 0643091653 ISBN 13: 9780643091658
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Book Description CSIRO Publishing, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. Penny Olsen is one of the world s foremost authorities on raptors, and has contributed several chapters to the "Handbook of Australian New Zealand and Antarctic Birds Vol 2 Raptors to Lapwings" (OUP 1993) and "Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol II "(Lynx Editions 1994). She has worked in the field on various birds of prey for nearly three decades, and published several books, including "Australian Birds of Prey" (UNSW Press 1995), "Feather and Brush: Three Centuries of Australian Bird Art" (CSIRO Publishing 2001) and "Wedge-tailed Eagle" (CSIRO Publishing 2006). Currently she edits "Wingspan", the quarterly membership magazine of Birds Australia, Australia s national birding organization and oldest conservation organization. In 2004, she was awarded an H.L. White Fellowship at the National Library to research a book on the extinct Paradise Parrot, "Glimpses of Paradise: The Quest for the Beautiful Parrakeet" (National Library of Australia 2007).Humphrey Price-Jones is an internationally renowned wildlife painter, who has held many solo exhibitions throughout Australia. He has been awarded The Rural Bank Prize for Landscape Painting at the Sydney Royal Show and The Sydney Waratah Festival Prize for Landscape Painting. Between 1988 and 1991 he completed 100 paintings of birds and mammals commissioned by Lord McAlpine of West Green. His work is represented in private and public collections in Australia, UK, USA, Europe and the Middle East (in the collection of the Emir of Bahrain). Cable Beach Resort, Broome, Western Australia holds a permanent collection and exhibition of his work. pp. 111 illusts #0817. Bookseller Inventory # 12765

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