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The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World

World / ChecklistOut of Print
Still widely regarded as the premier world checklist

By: Edward C Dickinson (Editor)

1039 pages, no illustrations

Christopher Helm

Hardback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 3 | #118038 | ISBN: 071366536X
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In this third edition, five regional consultants have undertaken a reassessment of all taxonomic data. In addition, the authorities for all newly described subspecies are given with full references. Introductory sections include a discussion of the relative attributes of the Biological Species Concept and the Phylogenetic Species Concept, which cause much confusion among birders but which are critical to our understanding of taxonomy and related issues, not least conservation. New developments in taxonomy are discussed, and areas highlighted where it appears that a new consensus is likely to emerge in the future.

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Edward C Dickinson is the co-author of Birds of South-east Asia (Collins) and of Birds of the Philippines: Checklist (BOU) and Birds of the Philippines Field guide (OUP).

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