HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 2: Passerines
Convenient totals for all extant and extinct taxa. Each species conveniently cross-referenced to the volume and page of treatment in the HBW series. 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. Colour illustrations for all species, including for distinctive subspecies and morphs, from the HBW series with numerous corrections and new figures. Newly revised distribution maps with country borders included.
- ISBN: 9788496553989
- Author(s): Josep del Hoyo, Nigel Collar, David Christie
- Stock Code: 6553989
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Colour illustrations
- Pages: 1012
- Published: 2016
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In this Checklist, a modern, broad version of the Biological Species Concept (BSC) has been applied, with the aid of the scoring system to evaluate differences in morphology, vocalisations, ecology and geographical relationships published in Ibis by Tobias et al. (2010). For the non-passerines this has resulted in relatively few lumps -21 - but a much higher number of splits, 461 in total at the time of writing, compared with the taxonomy presented in the HBW series. Groups with major changes in species numbers included.
DUE EARLY SEPTEMBER 2014.
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