book is divided in five sections:
com águias": complemented with fanzine-like illustrations,
reviews the characteristics of the raptors until arriving at the
Bonelli' eagle: "A (águia de) Bonelli, ..., é exactamente
uma destas grandes águias. Destemida e arrojada. Que desde
tempos imemoriais fascinou o Homem."
"Os territórios das águias": it contains a brief
description of the different habitats that the Bonelli's eagle
occupies in Portugal and their evolution during the last years.
The number of pairs in each region of the country is mentioned
in this section.
"A vida das águias": this section describes the
eagles life beginning with the incubation of the eggs, it continues with
the breeding of the young, the emancipation and, finally, the occupation and defense of an
own territory, close or not to the place where they were born. The last pages of this section are dedicated to
the extraordinaries abilities that eagles possess for hunting.
"Alerta pelas águias": this section is dedicated to
the threats that Portuguese eagles face, all shared, although
with different intensity degrees, by the rest of Iberian eagles:
the trichomoniasis, as a result of the consumption of domestic
doves caused by the decreasing numbers of its ancestral preys (the
rabbits and the partridges), the electrocutions or the direct
persecution, among others.
"Un céu com águias": in this section the importance
of the responsible cinegetic management is commented, the
operation of marking and placing of a transmitter to a chicken
is described with detail, it is also explained what is being
made within the framework of a Life project destined to reduce
the mortality of the eagles and to increase their numbers in the
Algarve and Alenteixo, the monitoring of the eagles in the
territories of the Tejo Internacional and, finally, the
importance of additional feeding to avoid the disappearance of
the pairs of the Douro International.
you want to request this book or to ask for more information,
you can write to one of its publishers, Luis Rainha, at the
this book about Bonelli's eagles, this publishing house has also
published two volumes in the same collection dedicated to the
wolf and the vultures.