Having finished the Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW), Lynx has published a checklist in association with BirdLife: HBW and Birdlife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. This complements the HBW collection and each volume is the same size as a HBW Volume, with Volume 1 covering the non-passerines, and volume 2 covering the passerines.
These books are really two works in one. They are a complete checklist whose taxonomy incorporates the most up-to-date information and an exhaustive methodology (Tobias et al. 2010) in an entirely systematic and consistent way. At the same time, they contain illustrations and distribution maps for every bird species in the world. This includes the original artwork from the HBW series, as well as hundreds of new illustrations, all in two compact volumes.
Large-format maps offer the reader assistance in interpreting the distribution sections. They provide both administrative and physical details, for greater clarity of use.