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Bird Families of the World #8: Toucans, Barbets and Honeyguides

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This book covers in unmatched detail the life history, relationships, biology, and conservation of all the world's toucans, barbets, and honeyguides. These number 133 species, found in tropical regions around the world. The toucans are especially well-known because of their dramatic bills and their association with the Amazon rainforest. The authors have been working with these birds for over 20 years, and their knowledge and expertise in these groups is unrivalled. Much of the information in this book has never previously been published. The color plates, painted by well-known US artist Albert Earl Gilbert, are probably the best paintings of these birds ever produced.

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The eighth volume of this impressive series continues the format of a general introduction to each family followed by a detailed catalog of each species known, accompanied by a map of its range. The introduction to the families is written to be accessible to amateur naturalists, with the scientific statistics and references placed in the catalog. For each species the authors (no affiliation is given) give a description, field characteristics, voice, range and status, habitat and general habits, displays and breeding behavior, and breeding and life cycle, with particular attention to threats by humans or environment. The volume is sumptuously illustrated with full-page plates of the color paintings by Albert Earl Gilbert as well as some color and b&w photos.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Contents List - Page 1

Contents

Acknowledgements

Colour plates

Abbreviations

Plan of the book

Topographical diagram

PART 1

2 Distribution and habitats

3 Foods and feeding behaviour

4 Movements, drinking, roosting, display, sociality and interspecific behaviour

5 Breeding behaviour: Preliminaries to nesting

6 Breeding and aspects of life cycle

7 Honeyguides

PART II

Capitonidae

Genus Trachyphonus

Bristle-nosed Barbet Gymnobucco peli

White-eared Barbet Stactolaema leucotis

Miombo Pied Barbet Tricholaema frontata

Pied Barbet Tricholaema leucomelas

Spot-flanked Barbet Tricholaema lacrymosa

Contents List - Page 2

Chaplin's Barbet Lybius chaplini

Red-vented Barbet Megalaima lagrandieri

Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica

Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata

White-cheeked Barbet Megalaima viridis

Red-crowned Barbet Megalaima rafflesii

Red-throated Barbet Megalaima mystacophanos

Gold-naped Barbet Megalaima pulcherrima

Blue-eared Barbet Megalaima australis

Black-chinned Barbet Megalaima eximia

Crimson-throated Barbet Megalaima rubricapilla

Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala

Genus Capito

Scarlet-crowned Barbet Capito aurovirens

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198546665
Author:
Short, Lester L.
Author:
Horne, Jennifer
Illustrator:
Gilbert, Albert Earl
Author:
null, Jennifer
Author:
Gilbert, Albert Earl
Author:
null, Lester
Author:
Short, Lester
Author:
null, Albert Earl
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Toucans
Subject:
Honeyguides.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Life Sciences | Vertebrate Zoology | Ornithology
Subject:
Capitonidae
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Biology-Zoology
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
Series:
Bird families of the world
Series Volume:
568
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 color plates, 17 halftones and 117 ma
Pages:
554
Dimensions:
7.5 x 9.8 x 1 in 3.419 lb

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