Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 15: Weavers to New World Warblers
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The Handbook of the Birds of the World is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the living species of birds. It is the first work to verbally and visually portray each member of an entire Class of the Animal Kingdom. Material in each volume is grouped by families, with an introductory text on general aspects of the group, generously illustrated with colour photographs. This is followed by individual species accounts and their accompanying colour plates illustrating all species, including all significant sexual and subspecific differences, of all of the families covered. In addition, all volumes contain a foreword on a particular ornithological theme.
Volume 15 is the penultimate volume in this series and covers weavers, waxbills, indigobirds, vireos, finches, Hawaiian honeycreepers and New World warblers.
Foreword on conservation of the world's birds, by Stuart Butchart, Nigel Collar, Alison Stattersfield & Leon Bennun
Family Ploceidae (Weavers)
Family Viduidae (Whydahs and Indigobirds)
Family Estrildidae (Waxbills)
Family Vireonidae (Vireos)
Family Fringillidae (Finches)
Family Drepanididae (Hawaiian Honeycreepers)
Family Peucedramidae (Olive Warbler)
Family Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Volume 15 contains four families of considerable interest, not to mention complexity [...] The format by now must be well known to everyone and this volume certainly lives up to the standard. [...] the selection of photographs within the family essays range from the excellent to the stunning, particularly as many of them illustrate a point of behaviour or biology as well.
- Peter Lack, Bulletin of the African Bird Club 18(2), September 2011
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