B.-U. Meyburg & R. D. Chancellor (eds.) 1996
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WWGBP: Berlin, London & Paris
ISBN 3-9801961-1-9, 549 pp.
"This latest Meyburg and Chancellor production for World Working Group on Birds of Prey (WWGBP)
is a substantial volume incorporating over 60 papers and running to 550 pages. It is the product of three separate workshops or colloquia
covering a range of eagle species and held during 1991-1993. There is a heavy emphasis on the White-tailed Sea Eagle
Haliaeetus albicilla and on various of the Aquila eagles. The great majority of the papers have a European focus,
most are in English, but around a quarter are in German. - The papers are inevitably of variable quality, but taken together,
they provide a valuable compilation of material that will be of interest to eagle enthusiasts generally. The subject emphasis tends to
be on status, conservation issues in various countries and various management techniques and actions. There are
individual papers on subjects as diverse as molecular phylogeny of European Aquila eagles, satellite tracking of long-range migrant
eagles and effects of precipitation on breeding success of Golden Eagles Aquila chrysaetos in Israel. - Particularly welcome are the numerous contributions from eastern European countries where
there is clearly an important emerging interest in the large eagles, notably the various sympatric Aquila species of that region.
The several short papers on the poorly known Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga and Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca
heliaca offer potentially new material for most readers. - This is a volume that offers very good value for money and is a credit to the work of WWGBP
and especially to the editors who have pulled together material from a wide range of authors."
Jeff Watson (Review in The Ibis 139, No 3, 1997, p. 591)