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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 1: Ostrich to Ducks
This first volume covers the following families: ostrich; rheas; cassowaries; emu; kiwis; tinamous; penguins; divers; grebes; albatrosses; petrels & shearwaters; storm- and diving-petrels; tropicbirds; pelicans; gannets & boobies; cormorants; darters; frigatebirds; herons; hamerkop; storks; shoebill; ibises and spoonbills; flamingos; screamers; ducks, geese & swans. Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl
Volume 2 covers the order Falconiformes and Galliformes, and deals with the following families: New World Vultures (Cathartidae), Osprey (Pandionidae), Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae), Secretarybird (Sagittariidae), Falcons and Caracaras (Falconidae), Megapodes (Megapodiidae), Chachalacas, Guans and Curassows (Cracidae), Turkeys (Meleagrididae), Grouse (Tetraonidae), New World Quails (Odontophoridae), Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae), and Guineafowl (Numididae). Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 3: Hoatzin to Auks
This volume in the incredible work covers 30 families (including cranes, bustards, rails, gulls, terns and waders), and is one of the larger ones of the whole series. The authors include 35 experts from eleven countries. This volume has a foreword on art and nature. Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos
Offering detailed information on the sandgrouse, pigeons and doves, cockatoos, lories and parrots, turacos, cuckoos and couas and coucals, this is the fourth volume in a series of 12. The text contains over 7000 bibliographical references and a percentage of the income of all sales of the "Handbook" is given to Birdlife International for their conservation efforts. Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 5: Barn Owls to Hummingbirds
Volume 5 includes the orders Strigiformes, Caprimulgiformes, and Apodiformes. Families covered are Tytonidae (Barn Owls); Strigidae (Typical Owls); Steatornithidae (Oilbird); Podargidae (Frogmouths); Aegothelidae (Owlet-nightjars); Nyctibiidae (Potoos); Caprimulgidae (Nightjars); Apodidae (Swifts); Hemiprocnidae (Tree-swifts); and Trochilidae (Hummingbirds). The book includes a foreword on risk indicators and status assessment in birds. Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 6: Mousebirds to Hornbills
Volume 6 covers the Order Coliformes - Family Coliidae (Mousebirds); Order Trogoniformes - Family Trogonidae (Trogons); and Order Coraciiformes families Alcedinidae (Kingfishers), Todidae (Todies), Momotidae (Motmots). Meropidae (Bee-eaters), Coraciidae (Rollers), Brachypteraciidae (Ground-rollers), Leptosomidae (Cuckoo-rollers), Upupidae (Hoopoes), Phoeniculidae (Wood-hoopoes), and Bucerotidae (Hornbills). It contains a foreword on avian bioacoustics. Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 7: Jacamars to Woodpeckers
Volume 7 presents the orders Galbuliformes and Piciformes. Families covered include Galbulidae (Jacamars), Bucconidae (Puffbirds), Capitonidae (Barbets), Ramphastidae (Toucans), Indicatoridae (Honeyguides), and Picidae (Woodpeckers). A foreword on extinct birds is included. Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos
Volume 8 in this unique series covers the following families of the order passeriformes: Eurylaimidae (Broadbills), Philepittidae (Asities), Pittidae (Pittas), Furnariidae (Ovenbirds), Dendrocolaptidae (Woodcreepers), Thamnophilidae (Typical Antbirds), Formicariidae (Ground-antbirds), Conopophagidae (Gnateaters), and Rhinocryptidae (Tapaculos). This volume features a foreword on the history of bird classification. Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 9: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails
Volume 9 of this landmark series deals with species from around the world and continues treatment of the passerines. It covers the following families: Cotingidae (Cotingas), Pipridae (Manakins), Tyrannidae (Tyrant-flycatchers), Acanthisittidae (New Zealand Wrens), Atrichornithidae (Scrub-birds), Menuridae (Lyrebirds), Alaudidae (Larks), Hirundinidae (Swallows), and Motacillidae (Pipits and Wagtails). This volume has a foreword on ornithological nomenclature. Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 10: Cuckoo-Shrikes to Thrushes
Another stunning volume on the passerines from all continents. Volume 10 covers the following families: Cuckoo-shrikes (Campephagidae), Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae), Leafbirds (Chloropseidae), Fairy-bluebirds (Irenidae), Ioras (Aegithinidae), Silky-flycatchers (Ptilogonatidae), Waxwings (Bombycillidae), Hypocolius (Hypocoliidae), Palmchats (Dulidae), Dippers (Cinclidae), Wrens (Troglodytidae), Mockingbirds and Thrashers (Mimidae), Accentors (Prunellidae), and Thrushes (Turdidae). Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers
Volume 11 in this magnificent series offers in-depth treatment of some of the most attractive and best studied passerines in the world. With a preface by Paul Ehrlich and a foreword on the Ecological Significance of Bird Populations by Çağan H Şekercioğlu. This volume covers the following families: Old World Flycatchers (Muscicapidae), Wattle-eyes (Platysteiridae), Fantails (Rhipiduridae), Monarch-flycatchers (Monarchidae), Kinglets (Regulidae), Gnatcatchers (Polioptilidae), Cisticolas and allies (Cisticolidae), and Old World Warblers (Sylviidae). Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees
Volume 12 features a lengthy foreword on fossil birds by Kevin J. Caley. This volume covers the following families: Picathartes (Picathartidae); Babblers (Timaliidae); Parrotbills (Paradoxornithidae); Australasian Babblers (Pomatostomidae); Logrunners (Orthonychidae); Jewel-babblers and allies (Eupetidae); Whistlers (Pachycephalidae); Australasian Robins (Petroicidae); Fairywrens (Maluridae); Bristlebirds (Dasyornithidae); Thornbills (Acanthizidae); Australian Chats (Epthianuridae); Sitellas (Neosittidae); Australasian Treecreepers (Climacteridae); and Tits and Chickadees (Paridae). Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 13: Penduline Tits to Shrikes
This volume continues coverage of the Passerines, with Remizidae (Penduline-tits), Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits), Sittidae (Nuthatches), Tichodromadidae (Wallcreeper), Certhiidae (Treecreepers), Rhabdornithidae (Rhabdornis), Nectariniidae (Sunbirds), Melanocharitidae (Berrypeckers and Longbills), Paramythiidae (Painted Berrypeckers), Dicaeidae (Flowerpeckers), Pardalotidae (Pardalotes), Zosteropidae (White-eyes), Promeropidae (Sugarbirds), Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters), Oriolidae (Orioles), and Laniidae (Shrikes). Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 14: Bush-Shrikes to Old World Sparrows
Volume 14 of the Handbook of Birds of the World continued the series covering the families of the order Passeriformes from the Bush-shrikes (Malaconotidae) through to the Old World Sparrows (Passeridae). This volume has a foreword on the past, present, and future of birding. Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 15: Weavers to New World Warblers
Volume 15 is the penultimate volume in this series and the families Ploceidae (Weavers), Viduidae (Whydahs and Indigobirds), Estrildidae (Waxbills), Vireonidae (Vireos), Fringillidae (Finches), Drepanididae (Hawaiian Honeycreepers), Peucedramidae (Olive Warblers), and Parulidae (New World Warblers). This volume has a foreword on conservation of the world's birds. Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 16: Tanagers to New World Blackbirds
Volume 16 covers the last four families of the series, including two of the largest of all, the tanagers (283 species) and the buntings and New World sparrows (326 species), as well as the cardinals and the New World blackbirds, the latter including such spectacular birds as the orioles and oropendolas. A separate laminated chart with an index of in which volume to find the different members of the passerines is included in the book. This volume has a foreword on birds and climate change. Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Special Volume: New Species and Global Index
Lynx's commitment with the Handbook of the Birds of the World Series has been to cover in detail and illustrate every species of bird in the world. This task has taken from 1992, with the publication of Volume 1, to 2011 with the publication of Volume 16, covering the last families of birds. However, a number of species genuinely new to science have been described since the publication of their respective volumes, and therefore are not featured in the 16 volumes of HBW. The Special Volume will cover and illustrate all of these species, some 68, with texts, plates and distribution maps in the classic HBW format. Read more ...

Handbook of the Birds of the World (16-Volume Set + Special Volume)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (16-Volume Set + Special Volume) comprises all volumes of HBW, illustrating and describing in detail every species of bird in the world. For the first time an animal class has all the species illustrated and treated in detail in a single work. This has not been done before for any other group in the animal kingdom. Read more ...



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