This volume covers the Sturnidae to Fringillidae. The authors, as in previous volumes, present all the information representing the current knowledge of birds. The volume is organized in tabs with distribution maps, diagrams and checklists updated in 2012.
Summary in Italian:
Ottavo volume, dedicato a Sturnidae - Fringillidae, di un’opera in dieci volumi che costituisce la summa dell’ornitologia italiana.
Gli autori, come nei precedenti volumi, presentano in forma complessa e selettiva tutte le informazioni che rappresentano le attuali conoscenze ornitologiche. Il volume è organizzato a schede con le mappe di distribuzione, i diagrammi e la check list aggiornata al 2012.
"The series by Brichetti and Fracasso seeks to establish ‘a sort of Yellow Pages of Italian Ornithology ’, a goal that is as ambitious as it is timely, given that ornithological research in Italy has developed through multiple independent trajectories for decades, without a consistent effort to review and bring together this vast amount of work since Arrigoni degli Oddi’s Ornitologia Italiana in 1929. The eighth volume of the series presents all the trademark strengths already outlined in previous reviews of previous volumes. Volume eight discusses 29 species belonging to four families (Sturnidae, Passeridae, Estrildidae and Fringillidae); 53 additional species, largely non-established introductions and other exotic species, are also briefly acknowledged. [...] Overall, this represents an exhaustive and authoritative reference for anybody interested in the distribution, population trends, ecology, reproductive biology, movements and conservation of these species of birds in Italy, and in Italian ornithology more broadly."
- Tom Pizzari, Ibis, August 2014
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