From the soaring egale to the farm-yard owl, birds of prey are amongst the most powerful and agile predators on Earth. With their razor-sharp beaks and awe-inspiring wings, these creatures have captured the popular imagination. This illustrated comprehensive guide offers and insight into the world of birds of prey. This text provides insight into the bird's eyesight, how raptors hunt for prey and how some vultures ingeniously use tools for their quest for food. The book includes: five "Focus" spreads which take a closer look at one species of bird of prey or an aspect of their lives; "Myth Boxes" which explore legends and stories about birds of prey from many cultures and ages; and "Did You Know?" features which provide facts that will both amaze and amuse. This text, for eight to 12 year olds, is for home and school use.
Robin Kerrod is an experienced children's writer whose main area of interest is science and natural history. He is the author of Fantastic Facts: Astronomy and Fantastic Facts: Weather for Southwater.