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Birds of Prey of Southern Africa Poster

Manufacturer: Korck Publishing

Recommended Age: All Ages

Availability: In stock

$29.99
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Details:

Shipping Weight: 5 ounces

Product Dimensions: 23.4 x x 35.4 inches

Description

This wall poster shows 68 species of Southern African Birds of Prey illustrated by Kenneth Newman. Raptors or birds of prey are predominantly birds which hunt and kill for food. Some raptor species both hunt and feed on carrion, while some species are largely or exclusively carrion feeders. Man’s long fascination with this important group of birds stems partly from the sheer size, power, speed and amazing aerobatic skills possessed by some of these birds, and partly from appreciation of the high level to which raptors are developed to enable them to survive in their environment.

Thanks to man’s careless intervention in their environment, several raptor species are in danger of losing the battle to survive. Raptors are particularly vulnerable to changes in their environment and have suffered greatly in southern Africa through the loss of suitable hunting and breeding habitats. The effects of droughts, and over-grazing, depletion of suitable food sources, poisoning, lethal man-made obstructions (eg power lines) and increased competition for existing food sources (eg. through the proliferation of the pied crow) all have contributed to an alarming decrease in numbers among our raptor species.

Bird Families Include:
Buzzard, eagle, snake eagle, falcon, goshawk, harrier, marsh harrier, hawk, hobby, kestrel, kite, sparrowhawk, and vulture.

-Posters are 35 x 24 inches.
-Laminated on both sides for ultimate protection.
-Printed on heavy art paper with world class print quality.

About Korck:
Korck Publishing is a South African publishing company established in 1993 with a focus on educational and natural history subject matter. Korck Posters' 36 natural history posters together illustrate about 4000 different species of birds, mammals, fishes, sharks, snakes, frogs, etc. There is simply nothing like them worldwide. Their popularity grows as they are discovered by more and more people, from children to scientists, with an interest in nature and nature conservation.