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- DescriptionAustralian High Country Raptors covers raptor species that regularly breed in the high country above 600 metres, from Goulburn in New South Wales down to the hills outside Melbourne, Victoria. Author Jerry Olsen explores the nature of these striking animals that are classified as Accipitriformes (diurnal hawks, falcons, kites and eagles), Falconiformes and Strigiformes (cturnal owls). Comparisons between these high country raptors and lower-elevation breeders are also provided, in addition to comparisons with raptors found overseas, especially from North America and Europe.
- Author BiographyJerry Olsen has studied birds of prey for 44 years in the United States Canada and Australia and with other researchers published some 150 papers and articles and five books on raptors. He is a member of the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra Australia. In 2012 his book Australian High Country Owls received a Whitley Award commendation for vertebrate natural history.
- Author(s)Jerry Olsen
- PublisherCSIRO Publishing
- Date of Publication30/05/2014
- SubjectLife Sciences: Zoology
- Place of PublicationMelbourne
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- First Published2014
- ImprintCSIRO Publishing
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight760 g
- Width170 mm
- Height245 mm
- Spine20 mm
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