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    The Complete Merlin, The Merlin & Red-headed Falcon in Falconry, Full Color, 400 pages (R)

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      The Complete Merlin, The Merlin & Red-headed Falcon in Falconry, Full Color, 400 pages (R)
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      The Complete Merlin: The Merlin and Red-headed Falcon in Falconry, 8 1/2 x 11, Full Color, Gold Gilt Stamped Cover, Color Dust Wrapper & 400 pages.

      This book is available in the UK from Paul Morgan - Coch-y-Bonddu Books. Please see their web site (https://www.anglebooks.com/).



      Table of Contents


      Artist & Author Biographies

      IN CELEBRATION OF THE MERLIN: An Account of the Merlin

                        United States: Hans Peeters

      Chapter 1 - NATURAL HISTORY AND ECOLOGY OF THE MERLIN AND RED-HEADED FALCON

                        United States: Robin William Radcliffe

      Chapter 2 - CAPTIVE PROPAGATION OF MERLINS

                        Germany: Manfred Heidenreich

      Chapter 3 - HACKING MERLINS

                        Great Britain: Tony James

      Chapter 4 - LARK HAWKING WITH MERLINS

                        Great Britain: Grant Hagger, Con Taylor and Mike Nicholls

      Chapter 5 - HAWKING WITH MERLINS IN RUSSIA

                        Russia: Natalia Grechanaya

      Chapter 6 - HAWKING WITH MERLINS IN THE OLD WORLD AND NEW WORLD

                        Great Britain: John Loft

      Chapter 7 - FLYING JACKS FROM A PITCH

                        United States: Hans Peeters

      Chapter 8 - HIGH CLIMBING FLIGHTS AT STARLINGS WITH THE PASSAGE MERLIN

                        United States: Kenneth C. Tuttle with John Testa

      Chapter 9 - WAITING-ON FLIGHTS WITH MERLINS

                        United States: Tim Gallagher

      Chapter 10 - FLYING THE PASSAGE MERLIN: TRAPPING, TRAINING, AND HUNTING METHODS

                         United States: Eric Edwards with Alan Jenkins and Spence Wise

      Chapter 11 - THE MERLIN AND RED-HEADED FALCON IN INDIA

                         India: Sirdar Mohamed Osman

      Chapter 12 - FLYING EYASS AND INTERMEWED RED-HEADED FALCONS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

                         South Africa: E.R. 'Robbie' Robinson and Kenny J. Pinnock

      Chapter 13 - TURUMTI SUMMER: ADVENTURES IN IRELAND WITH A CAST OF RED-HEADED FALCONS

                         Ireland: Tony Huston

                  HOOD FITTING CHART, HOODMAKING AND PATTERNS

                  United States: James West Nelson

                  BIBLIOGRAPHY

                  FALCONRY EQUIPMENT CITED


             Perhaps once or twice in a Century a truly inspired book becomes a classic in the world literature about falconry. This book, published by Western Sporting [managed by David Frank] and authored by 21 expert falconers on how to train and hunt with two small species of falcons, the circumboreal merlin and the red-headed falcon of the Indian Subcontinent and sub-Saharan Africa, is destined to take its place among the great books on hawking. It is richly illustrated by drawings and full page, color portraits by Ron Digby of the various subspecies and variants of the merlin and red-headed falcon. In addition to the superbly written chapters by the falconers, there is also a 100-page chapter by Robin Radcliffe providing an informative, up-to-date summary of the scientific literature on both species of falcons.

             The rich experiences these falconers have so generously shared with their readers about working with these two small, but highly capable bird hunters, leaves the inspired reader longing to take up this special branch of hawking. I predict a greatly increased interest in hunting with Merlins and other small species of falcons in coming years.

       

      Tom Cade: Falconer-biologist, founder of The Peregrine Fund, author of The Falcons of the World