PhD thesis on Verreaux’s Eagle

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Black Eagle Aquila verreauxii predation on Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis and other prey in the Karoo

R A G Davies

submitted to the University of Pretoria March 1994

made available as an ebook, 388pp black and white, extensively illustrated with pen and inks by the author


Also downloadable are two copies of the principal publications from the thesis:

DAVIES, R.A.G. 1999. The extent, cost and control of livestock predation by eagles with a case study on black eagles (Aquila verreauxii) in the Karoo. Journal of Raptor Research 33: 67-72.

DAVIES, R.A.G. & FERGUSON, J.W.H. 2000.  The influence of predation by Black Eagles Aquila verreauxii on Rock Hyrax Procavia capensis numbers in the arid Karoo.  In. Chancellor, R.D. & B.-U. Meyburg eds.  Raptors at Risk.  Proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Birds of Prey, Midrand, South Africa, August 1998, WWGBP / Hancock House.


Rob Davies

Rob studied art at school to A level and has kept the interest in painting going alongside a career in biology and conservation.  Although he prefers to sketch and paint from life in the field, Rob has been commissioned to do exact bird illustrations for various publications including journals, a monograph on the Black Eagle and a field guide to African birds of prey.

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