How do I cite HBW Alive?

To cite HBW Alive as a whole, please use the following format:

del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (ENTER CURRENT YEAR). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/ on [DAY/MONTH/YEAR]).

Please enter the current year in parenthesis after the editors. At the end of the citation, you should enter the date on which you retrieved the information using the format day/month/year.

Example:

del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2014). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/ on 30 October 2014).

 

To cite a species account, please go to the bottom of the page of the species account you would like to cite and copy the recommended citation for this species.

Examples:

Chantler, P. & Boesman, P. (2014). Spot-fronted Swift (Cypseloides cherriei). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2014). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/55256 on 30 October 2014).

Taylor, B. (1996). Blue-faced Rail (Gymnocrex rosenbergii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2013). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/53645 on 30 October 2014).