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8 - Peregrine Falcons Crossing the ‘Roof of the World’

from Part I - Migratory Routes and Movement Ecology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 April 2017

Herbert H. T. Prins
Wageningen Universiteit, The Netherlands
Tsewang Namgail
Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust
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Bird Migration across the Himalayas
Wetland Functioning amidst Mountains and Glaciers
, pp. 128 - 142
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2017

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