Barbets and Honeyguides (2001)
Lester and Horne, Jennifer, Illustrated by Albert Earl Gilbert,
Oxford University Press, New York.
Barbets and Honeyguides is an in depth portrayal of the
three titled families. Species accounts including distribution
and natural history as well as a complete set of paintings of
all the species and subspecies are included. This book is a must
for the toucan aficionado.
here to order
of The Birds of The World, Vol. 7.
Jacamars to Woodpeckers(2002),
Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., and Sargatal, J., eds. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
7 of this series contains in depth information and a wealth of
color photographs of most of the species of toucans including
photos of birds in their natural habitats, at their nests, and
consuming natural food items. It is a necessary edition to the
toucan lover's library and an important companion text to the
Toucans, Barbets and Honeyguides
in Brazil (1993)
By Helmut Sick, Illustrated by Paul Barruel and John O'Neill.
Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.
all the birds of Brazil, this book gives additional insight to
the natural history of Brazilian species of Ramphastids.
Gould, John, A Monograph of the Ramphastidae (1992) , Companhia
Florestal Monte Dourado,Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Belem, Para,
book is a reprint of the original paintings and text of the Ramphastidae
by John Gould (1804-1881). An original edition is priceless, and
this reproduction offers a glimpse into 19th Century bird art
and ornithology, then in its infancy.
Jurgen, Avian Speciation in Tropical South America (1973), Nuttal
Ornithological Society, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
work describes the evolution of birds in South America, utilizing
toucans and jacamars as examples. Haffer explores the changing
landscape over millions of years, wherein the Amazon rainforest
expanded into a monolithic forest structure, declined into numerous
forest refugia, then re expanded into a contiguous forest, during
which times toucan species became isolated and evolved independently
of each other. Detailed descriptions of species, subspecies and
naturally occurring hybrids are included along with detailed range
maps, and geographic locations of specimens taken.
Alexander F., Birds of Tropical America (1983), University of
Texas Press, Austin, Texas,
book devotes each of its thirty four chapters to a detailed description
of the natural history of thirty four species of birds native
to Costa Rica, where Dr. Skutch spent most of his life. The last
four chapters describe the natural history of the Rainbow Billed
Toucan, the Collared Aracari, the Fiery Billed Aracari, and the
Steven, A Guide to the Birds of Colombia
F. Gary, A Guide to The Birds of Costa Rica (1989), Comstock Publishing
Associates, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York
Robert S., A Guide to The Birds of Panama (1981), Princeton University
Press, Princeton, New Jersey
Richard, A Guide to The Birds of Trinidad & Tobago (1991),
Comstock Publishing Associates, Cornell University Press, Ithaca,
Schauensee, Rodolphe Meyer, and Phelps, William H. Jr., A Guide
to the Birds of Venezuela (1978), Princeton University Press,
Princeton, New Jersey