Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World: Volume 2 - Passerines

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Author(s):
Josep del Hoyo, Nigel J. Collar, David A. Christie, Andrew Elliott, Lincoln D. C. Fishpool, Peter Boesman, Guy M. Kirwan
Publisher:
Lynx Edicions
Edition:
1st (2016)
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
1012
ISBN-13:
9788496553989
RRP:
£199.00

The first ever Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World is really two works in one. It is a complete checklist whose taxonomy incorporates the most up-to-date information and an exhaustive methodology in an entirely systematic and consistent way. At the same time, it contains illustrations and distribution maps for every bird species in the world. This includes the original artwork from the HBW series, as well as hundreds of new illustrations, all in two compact volumes.

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Published by Lynx Edicions in association with BirdLife International

The first ever Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World is really two works in one. It is a complete checklist whose taxonomy incorporates the most up-to-date information and an exhaustive methodology (Tobias et al. 2010) in an entirely systematic and consistent way. At the same time, it contains illustrations and distribution maps for every bird species in the world. This includes the original artwork from the HBW series, as well as hundreds of new illustrations, all in two compact volumes (Volume 1: Non-passerines & Volume 2: Passerines).

  • 1 order, 138 families, 1,351 genera, 6,585 extanct species, 58 extinct species
  • 1,012 pages
  • 440 plates
  • 12,100 bird illustrations
  • 6,638 distribution maps


About HBW

The Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the living species of birds. The 17-volume encyclopaedia contains texts and illustrations from 277 authors and 33 illustrators from 40 countries. The highly acclaimed series is the starting point for this Checklist, so the project already includes the work of a large group of specialists from around the world. Using the Handbook of the Birds of the World as a starting point and a collaboration with Birdlife International, this is the first ever checklist of the birds of the world. Its taxonomy incorporates the most up-to-date information and an exhaustive methodology in an entirely systematic and consistent way. At the same time, it contains illustrations and distribution maps for every bird species in the world. This includes the original artwork from the HBW series, as well as hundreds of new illustrations, all in two compact volumes. The Handbook of the Birds of the World was the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the living species of birds. The 17-volume encyclopaedia contains texts and illustrations from 277 authors and 33 illustrators from 40 countries.

About BirdLife International

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation Partnership. Together there are 120 BirdLife Partners worldwide – one per country – and growing, with 13 million members and supporters, over 7,000 local conservation groups and 7,400 staff. BirdLife’s vision is a world rich in biodiversity, where people and nature live in harmony, driven by the shared belief that local people, working for nature in their own places but connected nationally and internationally through a global Partnership, are the key to sustaining all life on this planet. This unique local-to-global approach delivers high-impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people. BirdLife is widely recognised as the world leader in bird conservation. Rigorous science informed by practical feedback from projects on the ground in important sites and habitats enables them to implement successful conservation programmes for birds and all nature. As BirdLife is the official Red List Authority for birds for the IUCN and the taxonomy presented in this Checklist is the basis for the Red List decisions, this work has important implications for conservation. BirdLife International would like this ongoing Checklist to be as participatory, open and transparent as possible. An online system will be established where anyone interested can provide information and comments on the work, and these will be considered for future editions.

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