Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds

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HANZAB Volume 5

The Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds, known as HANZAB, is the pre-eminent scientific reference on Birds in the region, which includes Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, and the surrounding ocean and subantarctic islands. It attempts to collate all that is known about each of the 957 species recorded (list).

HANZAB is the largest project ever undertaken by the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU), also known as Birds Australia. It was prepared over 20 years by teams of full and part-time writers, editors and artists, and published by Oxford University Press in seven volumes between 1990 and 2006 (volumes 1 and 7 each in two parts).

Contents of each Volume[edit]

  1. Ratites to Ducks (in two parts) (1990)
  2. Raptors to Lapwings (1993)
  3. Snipe to Pigeons (1996)
  4. Parrots to Dollarbird (1999)
  5. Tyrant-flycatchers to Chats (2001)
  6. Pardalotes to Shrike-thrushes (2002)
  7. Boatbill to Starlings (in two parts) (2006)

References[edit]

Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN 0-19-553244-9 (7 volume set), including:

  • Marchant, S. & P.J. Higgins (eds) 1990. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Volume 1: Ratites to Ducks. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN 0-19-553244-9 (volume 1 set)
  • Marchant, S., & P.J. Higgins (eds) 1993. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Volume 2: Raptors to Lapwings. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN 0-19-553069-1
  • Higgins, P.J. & S.J.J.F. Davies (eds) 1996. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Volume 3: Snipe to Pigeons. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN 0-19-553070-5
  • Higgins, P.J. (ed) 1999. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Volume 4: Parrots to Dollarbird. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN 0-19-553071-3
  • Higgins, P.J., J.M. Peter & W.K. Steele (eds) 2001. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Volume 5: Tyrant-flycatchers to Chats. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN 0-19-553258-9
  • Higgins, P.J. & J.M. Peter (eds) 2002. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Volume 6: Pardalotes to Shrike-thrushes. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN 0-19-553762-9
  • Higgins, P.J., J.M. Peter & S.J. Cowling (eds) 2006. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Volume 7: Boatbill to Starlings. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN 0-19-553996-6 (volume 7 set)

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