Caring for Birds of Prey

Jerry Olsen

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Abstract

Caring for Birds of Prey is written about Australian raptors in Australian conditions. There are already a number of falconry books and rehabilitation manuals that cover similar material. Why write another one? The answers simply are:
1. The other books are from the Northern Hemisphere countries where care, breeding and rehabilitation is often carried out in large centres with an accent on falconry techniques. Falconry is illegal in Australia and there are no large raptor breeding rehabilitation centres. This manual emphasizes the place of small "backyard" programs and minimizes the use of falconry.

2. We see the same errors and answer the same questions about care, breeding and rehabilitation many times over. Most Australian's don't seem to have access to the Northern Hemisphere publications on the subject and it will be more efficient for us and helpful to Australian raptors if some of this information is written down.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSpringville
PublisherWild Ones Animal Books
Number of pages81
ISBN (Print)0858899533
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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