There are some types of birds that are able to live in a variety of habitats around the world. However many species of birds, such as the birds of paradise, have adapted to only live in one environment - the rainforests. This book looks at the variety of magnificent birds living in the rainforest - from the toucans and macaws which fly through the canopy to miniature hummingbirds which dart from flower to flower. It examines at their homes, food and threats. The book also features special "links" boxes highlighting the realationships of rainforest birds to those living in other habitats around the world and "Rainforest secrets" sections reveal amazing facts and stories about some extraordinary birds.
Edward Parker is a freelance photojournalist and author, specialising in environmental issues and development issues in Latin America, where he travels to regularly. He also works for WWF. Over the last decade he has travelled extensively throughout Latin America contributing to reports, magazines and books.