|Statement||Joseph M. Forshaw ; illustrated by Albert Earl Gilbert|
|Contributions||Gilbert, Albert Earl|
|LC Classifications||QL696.T7 F67 2009|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||292|
|LC Control Number||2008939281|
About this book. This is a definitive natural history of the spectacularly beautiful tropical birds known as the trogons, a family that includes the legendary Resplendent Quetzal, the sacred bird of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. Now, in possibly his last book on birds, he reflects on a memorable career brimmed with discovery and s, Laughing Falcons, and Other Neotropical Birds looks at the lifetime dedication of an expert naturalist who Renowned naturalist Alexander F. Skutch 's critically acclaimed book The Minds of Birds first introduced a controversial review of bird behavior/5(6). An essential component of any comprehensive personal, professional, academic, or community library ornithological collection, Trogons And Quetzals Of The World is further enhanced with more than three hundred bibliographic references for further study. —Internet Book Watch Internet Book WatchPages: Trogon: | | | | Trogons| |Temporal range: Middle |Eo World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most.
At a time when researchers and fieldworkers are showing increasing interest in the trogons, and when tropical forests, the home of most trogon species, are threatened by logging and land clearing, this book is intended to not only summarize and advance knowledge about trogons but also to draw attention to the urgent need to protect these magnificent birds by safeguarding the habitats so critical to their . The book includes detailed species accounts, range maps, and identification keys as well as a chapter that discusses comparative biology in terms of evolution, anatomy and morphology, behavior, ecology, breeding biology, and populations. Now, in possibly his last book on birds, he reflects on a memorable career brimmed with discovery and s, Laughing Falcons, and Other Neotropical Birds looks at the lifetime dedication of an expert naturalist who for seventy years has studied . One of The Birdbooker Report's Best Bird Books of Remarkable The main advantage of Forshaw's book over [the competition] is the level of detail in the species accounts. Trogons: A Natural History of the Trogonidae should therefore be included in the library of any museum or nature enthusiastAlejandro Espinosa de Los Monteros, AukReviews: 9.
The book also includes more than three hundred bibliographic references. Despite their beauty and renown among birders, little has been previously published about the biology of many trogon and quetzal species. This up-to-date survey will serve as a valuable reference for ornithologists, conservationists, aviculturalists, and birdwatchers. Masterfully produced by award winning book designer Derek Stone, Trogons is a large (11″x16″) folio- sized book limited to an edition of copies in the U.S. and an additional copies by Lynx Edicions in Europe. Forshaw’s text begins with an introduction to the Trogonidae that is informative and easily digested. The trogons and quetzals are birds in the order Trogoniformes which contains only one family, the Trogonidae. The family Trogonidae contains 46 species in seven genera. The fossil record of the trogons dates back 49 million years to the Early Eocene. They might constitute a member of the basal radiation of the order Coraciiformes or be closely related to mousebirds and owls. The word trogon is . Trogons: A Natural History of the Trogonidae | Joseph M. Forshaw, Albert Earl Gilbert | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon.