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Series: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Volume: 1
By: Josep Del Hoyo(Editor), Andrew Elliott(Editor), Jordi Sargatal(Editor), Christopher Imboden(Foreword By)
696 pages, 64 plates with colour illustrations; 382 colour photos, 568 colour distribution maps
This first volume covers the following families: ostrich; rheas; cassowaries; emu; kiwis; tinamous; penguins; divers; grebes; albatrosses; petrels & shearwaters; storm- and diving-petrels; tropicbirds; pelicans; gannets & boobies; cormorants; darters; frigatebirds; herons; hamerkop; storks; shoebill; ibises and spoonbills; flamingos; screamers; ducks, geese & swans.
"There are many titles currently available that claim to cover all the birds of the globe: treat these as nothing more than inferior effigies and go out and buy the real thing."
- Hugh Harrop, Birding World
"If perfection does not exist upon Earth, this volume comes very close to it."
- Paul Geroudet, Nos Oiseaux
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