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Volume 16 covers the last four families of the series, including two of the largest of all, the tanagers (283 species) and the buntings and New World sparrows (326 species), as well as the cardinals and the New World blackbirds, the latter including such spectacular birds as the orioles and oropendolas. A separate laminated chart with an index of in which volume to find the different members of the passerines is included in the book. This volume has a foreword on birds and climate change.
"[...]Taken together then, HBW16 is yet another outstanding book from Lynx Editions. It is a fitting end to this wonderful series. In actuality, however, it is not quite the end: in October 2012 Lynx will be publishing a supplemental volume, Special Volume: New Species and Global Index. Apart from an indispensable index covering the entire series, there will be several chapters on changes in macrosystematics and new species described after the publication of their respective HBW volumes, all of which will be illustrated with graphics and photographs.[...]"
– Frank Lambert (05-03-2012), read the full review at The Birder's Library