This volume offers comprehensive coverage of: Bush-shrikes, Helmet-shrikes, Vangas, Drongos, New Zealand Wattlebirds, Stitchbird, Mudlarks, Australian Mudnesters, Woodswallows, Butcherbirds, Bristlehead, Bowerbirds, Birds-of-paradise, Crows, Oxpeckers, Starlings, Old World Sparrows. As with previous volumes, each species is illustrated on a color plate and high quality color photographs depict many aspects of the birds life and behavior. A foreword titled Birding Past, Present and Future: a Global View, by Stephen Moss will precede the family accounts. appx 800 pages. Illustrated with 50 color plates, more than 500 color photographs, and distribution maps.
Published in Barcelona in association with BirdLife International, the first fourteen volumes of the Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) have met with universal acclaim. This comprehensive, beautifully illustrated work has already become the definitive reference work to the bird families covered. This is the first work ever to illustrate all the species of birds in the world, in addition to providing access to all the essential information about each one of them.
Each volume measures 9 ¾ x 12 ½ (24 x 31 cm). They are hardbound, with dust jackets. They include exhaustive family texts, plus detailed individual species accounts which include distribution maps. Each species is illustrated on a color plate, including all significant sexual and subspecific differences, and high quality color photographs depict many aspects of the birds' life and behavior. English, French, German, Spanish, and Latin names are given for each species. The series will be complete in 16 volumes.