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The Hunters

Debbie Stewart


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PUBLISHED: 28th May 2018
ISBN: 9780143771685
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  • Paperback
    $32.51
PUBLISHED: 28th May 2018
ISBN: 9780143771685

Publisher Description

From an extinct giant eagle and an owl that sounded like the devil, to the morepork we hear calling at night, the falcon that appears on our $20 note and the hawks we see swooping on the grisly remains of dead critters on the road, this book takes a close look at these fascinating birds and the people who are working to keep the species that are still with us safe.

Filled with facts and great stories of rescued birds being nursed back to health, this book also has many amazing close-up photographs. Find out about the ancient art of falconry, how damaged feathers critical for flying can be replaced with temporary ones, how you can help an injured bird, and how birds can be released back into the wild.

Author Biography

Debbie Stewart MNZM is the Executive Director of the Wingspan Birds of Prey Centre in Rotorua, New Zealand. She is a conservation pioneer, having cared for native kiwi in the gin-trapping days of the 1970s. She has worked with falcons for the last 35 years, and uses falconry techniques to train rescued birds to hunt in the wild again.

Product Details

Author
Debbie Stewart
Publisher
Random House New Zealand Ltd
Year
2018
ISBN-10
014377168X
ISBN-13
9780143771685
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2018-05-28
Subtitle
The Precarious Lives of New Zealand's Birds of Prey
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Pages
240

Product Reviews

16 Jul, 2018
A very well planned and written book. Photographs excellent and well,place among text. Because of the authors deep knowledge she was able to write with a light touch . The excellent explanatory boxes made it the most enjoyable of all the natural history books I have read recently . The cover deserves praise too for whoever designed that.. I felt I was with the author all the way.
By Mrs.