Handbook of the birds of the world alive

Other titles
  • Birds of the world
  • HBW alive
  • Continuously updated
  • Continuously updated
  • Barcelona : Barcelona: Lynx Edicions
Physical description
1 online resource : $b colour illustrations, colour maps
  • 84-87334-10-5
  • Josep del Hoyo, senior editor and director of HBW alive.
Other names
  • Database
  • Handbook
  • sounds $b snd $2 rdacontent
  • still image $b sti $2 rdacontent
  • text $b txt $2 rdacontent
  • two-dimensional moving image $b tdi $2 rdacontent
  • English


  • Contains the contents of the 17-volume Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) series. Also included are illustrations, maps, videos, photographs, sounds, and a bibliography that tracks scientific references. A special feature is the integration of Google translator into each page to aid comprehension by non-English speakers.
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Holding libraries

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Location of copy Shelfmark Online location Holdings Notes
Natural History Museum Library Online location Username and password required. <a href="https://nhm.box.com/s/zua8cx51x219ryjwaedm0mt5tp1cio1m" target="_blank" >Click here to access password list</a> (NHM staff only) This resource will no longer be available after April 2020. BNA and HBW are combining with two other publications to create a single, much-expanded product called Birds of the World. Miscellaneous eBooks