Which is the taxonomy used in HBW Alive and IBC?

HBW Alive follows the taxonomy laid out in the HBW and BirdLife International Checklist of the Birds of the World. To help better understand the concept, including the methodology, behind the taxonomy, we recommend that you read the Introduction to Volume 1: Non-passerines and the Introduction to Volume 2: Passerines.

Although the taxonomy has changed, it is possible to compare the new treatment with the original from HBW, which will always remain available on HBW Alive.

Download Excel of HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist