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Butterfly Birds and Armadillos

David Attenborough begins the story of his search for rare and interesting animals in the tropical swamps, forests and plains of central South America. He shows film of his encounter with swarms of butterflies, toucans and hangnest birds, and brings some of the animals to the studio.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 20 Mar 1959 21:00
BBC Television Service


Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Attenborough
Camera OperatorCharles Lagus
ProducerDavid Attenborough
DirectorBrian Branston

Something in the post from Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough on the phone

"Never before has the delivery of a letter caused such a stir."

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