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HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 2

HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 2

Josep Del Hoyo, Nigel J Collar, David A Christie, Andrew Elliott, Lincoln D C Fishpool, Peter Boesman & Guy M Kirwan

  • Colour illustrations for all species, including for distinctive subspecies and morphs, from the HBW series with numerous corrections and new figures
  • Each species conveniently cross-referenced to the volume and page of treatment in the HBW series
  • Newly revised distribution maps with country borders included
  • Revised species names in French, German and Spanish, and other common names in English when appropriate
  • Colour-coded subspecies groups marked to highlight distinct forms and their relationships
  • Completely updated at the macrosystematic, genus, species and subspecies levels
  • Changes and other relevant issues fully explained under taxonomic notes of each species
  • Detailed descriptions of ranges for all species and subspecies
  • Official IUCN category of each species from the 2016 BirdLife International/IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
  • Reference numbers included in text with complete bibliographical list at the end of the volume
  • Plate layout subtly divided by species and genera for a clearer arrangement
  • Convenient totals for all extant and extinct taxa

At present (totals may change slightly before publication), volume 2 has 41 lumps and 628 splits, compared with the taxonomy presented in the HBW series.

In total, Volume 2 deals with 1 order, 138 families, 1,351 genera, 6,585 extant species, and 58 extinct species. 1012 pages.

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