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By Guy C. L. Dutson

Birds of Melanesia Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia (Princeton box courses)
Melanesia harbors an grand variety of endemic chicken species and subspecies, a lot of that are poorly identified.
Birds of Melanesia is the 1st complete box consultant to all 501 species present in the Bismarck Archipelago, Bougainville, the Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia.
This fantastically illustrated consultant beneficial properties 86 colour plates that depict nearly each species--including many endemic subspecies--and a few of the plates are prepared through island team for simple reference.
Detailed species debts describe key identity good points and distribution, in addition to key positive factors for all subspecies.
Distribution bars also are given for all species other than severe vagrants.

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Australasian Bittern* Endangered Loss of wetlands Kagu Endangered Introduced predators Critically Endangered Introduced predators? New Caledonian Rail Fairy Tern* New Caledonian Lorikeet Vulnerable Introduced predators; disturbance Critically Endangered Introduced predators? Horned Parakeet Vulnerable Introduced predators? Ouvéa Parakeet Endangered Habitat loss; trapping New Caledonian Parakeet Vulnerable Introduced predators? New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar Critically Endangered Introduced predators?

Note 3: Gazetteer A full list of all the islands mentioned in this book is presented in the Gazetteer on pp 427–431, giving old and alternative names, and the various archipelagos and nations that they belong to. indd 37 4/7/11 17:06:13 CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF MELANESIA This list tabulates the status of all birds recorded in each of the main island groups to 2010, incorporating all published and specimen records, and some unpublished records by the author or supplied to the author. Some records have been omitted if they seem unlikely and lack substantiating details.

Horned Parakeet Vulnerable Introduced predators? Ouvéa Parakeet Endangered Habitat loss; trapping New Caledonian Parakeet Vulnerable Introduced predators? New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar Critically Endangered Introduced predators? Crow Honeyeater Critically Endangered Introduced predators? *Also breeds in Polynesia or Australia; all other species are endemic to Melanesia. The following species are listed as ‘Near Threatened’, meaning that they are believed to be approaching the thresholds for qualifying as Vulnerable.

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