Toucans, Barbets, and Honeyguides: Ramphastidae, Capitonidae and Indicatoridae

Hardcover | July 15, 2001

byLester Short, Jennifer Horne

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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 billsand 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 colour plates, painted by well-knownUS artist Albert Earl Gilbert, are probably the best paintings of these birds ever produced.

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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 billsand their association with the Amazon rainfore...

Lester Short is a Lamont Curator Emeritus at American Museum of Natural History. Jennifer Horne is a Research Fellow at the National Museums of Kenya.
Format:HardcoverPublished:July 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198546661

ISBN - 13:9780198546665

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Table of Contents

List of colour platesList of abbreviationsPlan of the book and notes on the species accountsTopographical diagram of a toucanetPart 1: General Chapters1. Barbets, toucans and honeyguides - the birds, their relationships and evolution2. Distribution and habitats3. Foods and feeding behaviour4. Movements, drinking, roosting, display, sociality and interspecific behaviour5. Breeding behaviour: preliminaries to nesting6. Breeding and aspects of life cycle7. HoneyguidesPart 2: Species AccountsReferencesGlossaryIndex