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Ornithology - Selected Library Resources: Taxonomy Resources

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

Taxonomy Resources


IOC World Bird List - From the International Ornithologists' Union. Includes species, subspecies, and recently extinct species.

Taxonomy in Flux Checklist 2.98

World Bird Info - Per Kristof Zyskowski, "excellent for old synonyms."

Avibase - the World Bird Database - From Denis Lepage. Over 12 million records on 10,000 species and 22,000 subscpecies of birds.

Check-list of North American Birds: the species of birds of North America from the Arctic through Panama, including the West Indies and Hawaiian Islands - 7th ed., 1998 From the American Ornithologists' Union Committee on Classification and Nomenclature (North & Middle America). location 

Science Research Support Librarian - Life Sciences

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