The first ever Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World
is really two works in one. It is 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, it contains 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
In this Checklist, with the guidance of many genetic studies and the aid of the scoring system employed to evaluate differences in morphology, vocalizations, ecology and geographical relationships, the number of taxonomic changes for the passerines has been significantly high. At present (totals may change slightly before publication), the current volume has 41 lumps and 628 splits, compared with the taxonomy presented in the HBW series.
1 order, 138 families, 1,351 genera, 6,585 extanct species, 58 extinct species.
1,012 pages, 440 plates, 12,100 bird illustrations and 6,638 distribution maps.
Josep del Hoyo, Nigel J. Collar
David A. Christie, Andrew Elliott, Lincoln D. C. Fishpool, Peter Boesman, Guy M. Kirwan
erscheint Dezember 2016 - Auslieferung Januar 2017