The first account of the Italian avifauna to be published in English. This is the second of three volumes illustrating the current status of all Italian species, with detailed data on distribution, populations, habitats, breeding biology, movements and wintering. Detailed maps and graphs illustrating geographical distribution of breeding, wintering and rare species, as well as numerical trends for wintering species. The book includes many high-quality colour photographs illustrating both geographical areas important for birds in Italy and many representative species. In this second volume, the 229 reported species (including 88 species with rejected records) are described, with data updated to 2018, and supported by 125 distribution maps, 15 graphs and 82 colour photographs.