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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 13: Penduline Tits to Shrikes

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Series: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Volume: 13

By: Josep Del Hoyo (Editor), Andrew Elliott (Editor), David A Christie (Editor), Ian Newton (Foreword By)

880 pages, plates, colour photos, distribution maps

Lynx Edicions

Hardback | Oct 2008 | #134325 | ISBN-13: 9788496553453
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £170.00 $221/€197 approx

About this book

This volume includes a foreword on Bird Migration by Ian Newton. The families covered in this volume can be found under "Contents".

"[...] For keen world birders, this is a very important volume to possess since it includes illustrations of all the white-eyes (98 species), a group that includes many similar taxa, as well as those of another large (mainly Australasian) family the honeyeaters (175 species): neither of these groups have been covered elsewhere in any recent monograph. And whilst some readers may have the impression that white-eyes are relatively uninteresting or boring, a quick glance at Plate 36 may change your mind. It is a diverse group of birds with some stunningly plumaged species! HBW is undoubtedly one of the most important references for any keen birder or ornithologist to own, and I for one look forward to the last three of the 16 volumes. When Volume 16 is published in late 2011, it will complete the first work to describe and portray each species of any entire Class of the Animal Kingdom (with the obvious exception of some of those species that have been described during the publication period)."
- Frank Lambert (25-11-2009), read the full review at The Birder's Library

"The series has developed into an immense and an immensely valuable resource, as well as one that has a unique aesthetic."
- Lincoln Fishpool, Ibis - The Journal of the British Ornithologists' Union, October 2009


-Family Remizidae (Penduline-tits), Steve Madge
-Family Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits), Simon Harrap
-Family Sittidae (Nuthatches), Simon Harrap
-Family Tichodromidae (Wallcreeper), Hans Loehrl & Mike Wilson
-Family Certhiidae (Treecreepers), Simon Harrap
-Family Rhabdornithidae (Rhabdornis), Robert Kennedy & Hector Miranda
-Family Nectariniidae (Sunbirds), Robert Cheke & Clive Mann
-Family Melanocharitidae (Berrypeckers and Longbills), Phil Gregory
-Family Paramythiidae (Painted Berrypeckers), Brian Coates
-Family Dicaeidae (Flowerpeckers), Robert Cheke & Clive Mann
-Family Pardalotidae (Pardalotes), John Woinarski
-Family Zosteropidae (White-eyes), Bas van Balen
-Family Promeropidae (Sugarbirds), Dawie de Swardt
-Family Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters), Peter Higgins, Les Christidis & Hugh Ford
-Family Oriolidae (Orioles), Bruno Walther & Peter Jones
-Family Laniidae (Shrikes), Reuven Yosef & International Shrike Working Group

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