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Ornithology - Selected Library Resources: Handbook of the Birds of the World

This guide identifies reference works, other library resources, key classic books and major Internet sites for studies on birds.

Handbook of the Birds of the World


The 16 volume set Handbook of the Birds of the World (1992-2011) is held at the Ornithology Library in paper (non-circulating). location  Online version: Birds of the World. It has been merged with Birds of North America, Neotropical Birds, and Bird Families of the World. From Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Volume 1: Ostrich to Ducks

Volume 2: New World Warblers to Guineafowl

Volume 3: Hoatzin to Auks

Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckooos

Volume 5: Barn-owls to Hummingbirds

Volume 6: Mousebirds to Hornbills

Volume 7: Jacamars to Woodpeckers

Volume 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos

Volume 9: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails

Volume 10: Cuckoo-shrikes to Thrushes

Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers

Volume 12: Picathartes, Babblers, Parrotbills, Australian Bubblers, Logrunners, Jewelbabblers and allies, Whistlers, Australian kkRobins, Fairywrens, Bristlebirds, Thornbills, Australian Chats, Sittellas, Australian Treecreepers, Tits and Chickadees

Volume 13: Penduline-tits, Long-tailed Tits, Nuthatchers, Wallcreeper, Treecreepers, Honeyeaters or Wigshrikes, Rhabdornis, Sunbirds, Berrypeckers and Longbills, Painted Berrypeckers, Flowerpeckers, Pardalotes, White-eyes, Sugarbirds, Honeyeaters, Orioles, Shrikes

Volume 14: Bush-shrikes, Helmet-shrikes, Vangas, Drongos, New Zealand Wafflebirds, Stitchbird, Mudlarks, Australian Mudnesters, Woodswallows, Butcherbrds, Bowerbirds, Bristlehead, Birds-of-Paradise, Crows, Oxpeckers, Starlings, Old World Sparrows

Volume 15: Weavers, Whydahs and Indigobirds, Waxbills, Vireos, Finches, Hawaiian Honey Creepers

Volume 16: Tanagers, Buntings, New World Sparrows, Cardinals, New World Blackbirds


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