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Raptors: paediatrics and behavioural development and disorders

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Abstract

Raptors that are parent-reared are raised in aviaries with limited to no visual stimulation from the outside world except for the sky above and ambient sounds. This chapter considers rearing strategies; diet and nutrition; growth and development; paediatric diseases; and behavioural problems in juvenile captive raptors.

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22.1 A female Black Merlin brooding Gyrfalcon × Merlin. (Courtesy of Danny Erstgard, Pacific Northwest Falcons)
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22.2 A young North American Goshawk going through the imprinting process. (Courtesy of Don Hunley)
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22.4 A recently hatched falcon chick; note the chick’s posture. (Courtesy of Danny Erstgard, Pacific Northwest Falcons)
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22.5 A juvenile North American Goshawk at approximately 22–26 days of age. This Goshawk was imprinted and used for falconry.
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22.6 A juvenile Black Gyrfalcon at approximately 6 weeks of age. Feathering is complete except for a few tufts of down on the crown.
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22.8 Feather plucking in an adult Harris’ Hawk.

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