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Series: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Volume: 14
By: Josep Del Hoyo(Editor), Andrew Elliott(Editor), David A Christie(Editor), Stephen Moss(Foreword By)
893 pages, 51 plates with colour illustrations; 657 colour photos, 485 colour distribution maps
Volume 14 of the Handbook of Birds of the World continued the series covering the families of the order Passeriformes from the Bush-shrikes (Malaconotidae) through to the Old World Sparrows (Passeridae). This volume has a foreword on the past, present, and future of birding.
"[...] Overall, as with most previous volumes in this series, Volume 14 of HBW is an outstanding piece of work and will prove to be a major source of reference for birders or for anyone interested in ornithology. I find myself using the various volumes of HBW more often than many of the other books in my library, and I for one am looking forward to seeing the penultimate volume at the end of this year. Unlike some of the other publishers in the bird book business, Josep del Hoyo and his team seem to be incredibly reliable in getting volumes of this series to their readers on time. I guess that means that they have very few siestas in their Barcelona office and are all busy working whilst the rest of Spain is sleeping!"
- Frank Lambert (08-03-2010), read the full review at The Birder's Library
Family Malaconotidae (Bush-shrikes) Hilary Fry
Family Prionopidae (Helmet-shrikes) David Allan
Family Vangidae (Vangas) Satoshi Yamagishi & Masahiko Nakamura
Family Dicruridae (Drongos) Gérard Rocamora & Dosithée Yeatman-Berthelot
Family Callaeidae (New Zealand Wattlebirds) Paul Scofield
Family Notiomystidae (Stitchbird) Peter Higgins & Les Christidis
Family Grallinidae (Mudlarks) Susan & Alan Tingay
Family Struthideidae (Australian Mudnesters) Ian Rowley & Eleanor Russell
Family Artamidae (Woodswallows) Ian Rowley & Eleanor Russell
Family Cracticidae (Butcherbirds) Eleanor Russell & Ian Rowley
Family Pityriaseidae (Bristlehead) Fred Sheldon & Rob Moyle
Family Ptilonorhynchidae (Bowerbirds) Clifford & Dawn Frith
Family Paradisaeidae (Birds-of-paradise) Clifford & Dawn Frith
Family Corvidae (Crows) Luiz dos Anjos, Stephen Debus, Steve Madge & John Marzluff
Family Buphagidae (Oxpeckers) Adrian Craig
Family Sturnidae (Starlings) Adrian Craig & Chris Feare
Family Passeridae (Old World Sparrows) Denis Summers-Smith
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