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Cardinalidae ID guide or monograph (1 Viewer)

gdhunter

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I'm a bit surprised to find no Helm ID guide or similar work covering the cardinals, grosbeaks, saltators and allies. Am I missing something?

Gary H
 

gdhunter

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I suspect that you're right, and because it's limited to North America north of Mexico it would exclude so many of the Cardinalidae species associated with Mexico, Central America and South America. I'm guessing that some of the species covered in the Clement Finches & Sparrows may now have been classified as relatives, but for the most part it seems to be a family (or perhaps more accurately an assemblage?) which if not under-studied is at least not well covered in popular literature.

On the plus side, I'm guessing that many of the species covered by Beadle and Rising are addressed in the Clement work, the Isler & Isler Tanager guide, and perhaps the Byers & Olsson Sparrows and Buntings.

Gary H
 
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