Revised distribution and status of diurnal birds of prey in Portugal

Palma L., Onofre N. & Pombal E.

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Until 1982, when the first comprehensive reports on the status of the Portuguese birds of prey were published (Palma 1985, Rufino et al. 1985) only some anecdotal and partial accounts from the first half of the century were available (Coverley no date, Tait 1924, Reis Júnior 1934). The present report presents a revision and updating of the information on the distribution and status of diurnal raptors in the country.