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  • The fates were quite impartial in their distribution of favors, and the next toucanine thrill came to Howes as he was passing along a trail with mind and eyes concentrated on no higher forms of life than wasps and bees. From almost the first walk I had taken in this part of the jungle I had observed and tried to mark down some of the half dozen big red-billed toucans which fed, and called and climbed hereabouts.

    --William Beebe, G. Inness Hartley and Paul G. Howes, 1917, Tropical Wild Life in British Guiana, vol. 1, p. 192

    June 19, 2010