🖊️ Edited by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, David A. Christie
The Foreword, by Daniel Sol, Tim Blackburn, Phillip Cassey, Richard Duncan and Jordi Clavell, is about the ecology and impact of exotic birds.
This volume is the largest in the series (895 pages) and includes the second part of oscines, with 12 families. The families of Africa and south Asia are covered (cuckoo-shrikes, bulbuls, leafbirds, fairy-bluebirds, ioras, Hypocolius), as well as those of the New World (silky-flycatchers, Palmchat, mockingbirds & thrashers), among others that are also represented in Europe and northern Asia, such as waxwings, dippers and the almost exclusively American wrens, which include the exception of the common Northern Wren, a Palearctic bird. The volume ends with the accentors, exclusively Eurasian, and the more numerous and widespread family of the thrushes, which includes some of the best-known and well-studied birds, meriting the longest Family Text in the encyclopaedia.
Foreword on the ecology and impact of non-indigenous birds by Daniel Sol, Tim Blackburn, Phillip Cassey, Richard Duncan and Jordi Clavell.
Family Campephagidae (Cuckoo-shrikes)
Family Pycnonotidae (Bulbuls)
Lincoln Fishpool & Joe Tobias
Family Chloropseidae (Leafbirds)
Family Irenidae (Fairy-bluebirds)
Family Aegithinidae (Ioras)
Family Ptilogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers)
Family Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Family Hypocoliidae (Hypocolius)
Richard Porter & Simon Aspinall
Family Dulidae (Palmchat)
Family Cinclidae (Dippers)
Steve Ormerod & Stephanie Tyler
Family Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Donald Kroodsma & David Brewer
Family Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Family Prunellidae (Accentors)
Family Turdidae (Thrushes)
81 colour plates
737 distribution maps
c. 6000 bibliographical references
24 × 31 cm
Authors Simon J. Aspinall: Freelance ecological consultant and writer, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Dr Tim M. Blackburn: Reader in Macroecology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England. Dr David Brewer: Research Associate, Department of Ornithology, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. Dr Phillip Cassey: School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England. Dr Miyoko C. Chu: Science Editor, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. Jordi Clavell: Coordinator of the Exotic Birds Study Group (GAE), SEO/BirdLife, Barcelona, Spain. Dr Martin L. Cody: Emeritus and Research Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. Dr Nigel J. Collar: Leventis Fellow in Conservation Biology, Conservation Biology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. Dr Richard P. Duncan: Associate Professor, Bio-Protection and Ecology Division, Lincoln University, Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand. Dr Lincoln D. C. Fishpool: BirdLife International, Cambridge, England. Dr Ben J. Hatchwell: Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England. Dr Donald D. Kroodsma: Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. Dr D. James Mountjoy: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, USA. Prof Steve J. Ormerod: Professor of Ecology, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales. Richard F. Porter: Adviser to BirdLife International's Middle East conservation programme. Dr Daniel Sol: Associate Researcher, Centre de recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain. Dr Barry Taylor: Honorary Research Associate, School of Botany & Zoology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Helen J. Temple: Postgraduate, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. Dr Joseph A. Tobias: BirdLife International, Cambridge, England. Dr Stephanie J. Tyler: Monmouthshire, Wales. Dr David R. Wells: Research affiliate, University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, England; formerly University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.