The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors will publish in April 2013. To celebrate its imminent publication, we will post a different sample plate every Tuesday from now till publication. First up is a 2-page spread of the American Kestrel, a bird that is high up on my “I hope to see this soon” list. For now, this gorgeous composite illustration will have to do.
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Check back later this week for a bonus plate from The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, and next Tuesday for another bonus raptor plate.