Monday, 1 August 2011

Trogons of the World

Trogons (the birds that is) are currently in the spotlight in the United States as a result of a wonderful article in the July issue of ''Birding'', the magazine of the American Birding Association.
The article, “Trogon Quest” , features artwork and text by internationally acclaimed wildlife artist Albert Earl Gilbert. Gil’s field adventures in Southeast Asia are described, in which he relates his first hand observations and experiences he and his party encountered doing the research for his Award Winning book on Tropical Birds entitled TROGONS. Published in 2010, Trogons was honored as the winner of the “BEST BOOK DESIGN” category in the 2010 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA), the publishing world’s Oscar. The book also received an award as Finalist in “BEST COVER DESIGN”category.

Albert Earl Gilbert of Bridgewater, CTpainted over 80 full color illustrations for the book authored by Joseph Forshaw, designed by Derrick I. Stone, and co- published by Princeton University Press and Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. TROGONS is a natural history of this spectacularly beautiful tropical bird family that includes the Quetzal, the sacred bird of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs
To download the very interesting and beautifully illustrated article
(warning it is 5.1mb)

Thanks go to Diane Gilbert Madsen for forwarding this information to us.

A Natural History of the Trogonidae

Joseph M. Forshaw
Illustrated by Albert Earl Gilbert
ISBN: 9780691141589

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