Tropical Birds

Tropical Birds

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Most of the world's exquisite and rare bird species are found in tropical rainforests - the Amazon, Sumatra, Borneo, Daintree Rainforest in Australia, and the Congo basin in Africa. These lush, wet biospheres are home to some of the most colourful creatures on our planet.
Did you know that parrots can live for 80 years or more? Or that most tropical birds are omnivores and will eat seeds, nuts, fruit and insects, while a few will eat small lizards or animals? The world's longest parrot is the stunningly bright hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), checking in at more than a metre from tip to tail.
From the screeching red-and-green macaw to the majestic great hornbill, from the rainbow lorikeet of northern Queensland to the endangered Spix's macaw of the Amazonian rainforest, Tropical Birds explores the fascinating lifecycles, diets and, where applicable, migratory patterns, of hundreds of species from every part of the tropical belt.
With full captions explaining the origins, habitat and behaviour of these exotic creatures, Tropical Birds is a concise exploration in 180 brilliant photographs.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 233 x 303 x 20mm | 1,350g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 180 photos; 182 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838861963
  • 9781838861964

Table of contents

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1. North and Central America
Three-wattled bellbird, Bananaquit, Turquoise crested motmot, Brown pelican, Fiery- billed aracari, Curl-crested aracari, Giant frigate bird, Long-tailed manakin, Quetzal, Lear's macaw, Keel-billed toucan

2. South America
Hyacinth Macaw, Chiribiquete Emerald, Cock-of-the-rock, Castelnau's antshrike, Scarlet Macaw, Crimson topaz, Black-banded woodcreeper, Spectacle Owl, Para Oropendola, King vulture, Spix's macaw, Toco Toucan, Andean cock-of-the-rock, Inca tern

3. Africa
Anabathmis, Baeopogon, Bristlebill, Cercococcyx, Criniger, Eurillas, Horizocerus Lobotos, Pardipicus, Blue malkoha, Rufous-sided broadbill, Many-colored bushshrike, Black-and-white-casqued hornbill, Black-casqued hornbill, Red-billed dwarf hornbill, African pied hornbill, Green crombec, Lemon-bellied crombec, Olive long-tailed cuckoo, Yellow-throated cuckoo

4. Asia
Dwarf Cassowary, Magpie Goose, Plumed Whistling Duck, Japanese Quail, Red Junglefowl, Kalij Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Blood Pheasant, Red-tailed Tropicbird, Philippine Frogmouth, Moluccan King Parrot, Red-winged Parrot, Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot, Eclectus Parrot, Blossom-headed Parakeet, Alexandrine Parakeet, Painted Tiger Parrot, Pygmy Lorikeet, Papuan Lorikeet, Flores Lorikeet, Orange- fronted Hanging Parrot, Long-tailed Broadbill, Black-and-yellow Broadbill, Orange- cheeked Honeyeater, Great Hornbill

5. Australasia
Australasian Grebe, Chowchilla, Fernwren, Atherton scrubwren, Mountain thornbill, Grey-headed robin, Pied monarch, Bower's shrike-thrush, Bridled honeyeater, Macleay's honeyeater, Tooth-billed catbird, Golden bowerbird, Victoria's riflebird, Gang-gang cockatoo, Long-billed corella, Turquoise parrot, Superb lyrebird, Pilotbird, Musk lorikeet, Baudin's cockatoo, Noisy scrub-bird, Red-capped parrot
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About Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson is a leading natural history writer based in the United Kingdom. As an author and contributor he has worked on more than 60 books. A zoology graduate from the University of Bristol, he has also worked as a zookeeper and in safari parks in Zimbabwe.
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