Birds of Melanesia: Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu and New by Guy C. L. Dutson

By Guy C. L. Dutson

This new Helm box advisor covers the species-rich Melanesia zone of the south-west Pacific, from New Caledonia and the Solomons throughout the Bismarcks to Vanuatu, an more and more well known vacation spot for excursions and visitors and person who hasn't ever prior to had whole field-guide assurance. the canopy big name is the Kagu, the region's such a lot iconic chook species and a hugely sought-after endemic of recent Caledonia. very good color plates illustrate the 650 species that happen within the area, allied with concise identity textual content and a chain of distribution color bars. For someone vacationing to this far-flung Pacific sector, this publication is imperative.

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Indd 34 4/7/11 17:06:13 New Caledonia Gould’s Petrel* Vulnerable Introduced predators? Polynesian Storm Petrel* Endangered Introduced predators? 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?

Manus Masked Owl Vulnerable Forest loss Superb Pitta Vulnerable Introduced predators? Manus Fantail Vulnerable Introduced predators? Bismarcks Beck’s Petrel Critically Endangered Introduced predators? Heinroth’s Shearwater Vulnerable Introduced predators? Black Honey Buzzard Vulnerable Forest loss Slaty-mantled Goshawk Vulnerable Forest loss New Britain Sparrowhawk Vulnerable Forest loss New Britain Goshawk Vulnerable Forest loss Yellow-legged Pigeon Vulnerable Forest loss; hunting New Britain Bronzewing Vulnerable Forest loss Blue-eyed Cockatoo Vulnerable Forest loss Golden Masked Owl Vulnerable Forest loss New Britain Boobook Vulnerable Forest loss Bismarck Kingfisher Vulnerable Forest loss New Britain Thicketbird Vulnerable Tiny range and population Solomons (including Bougainville but not Temotu) Beck’s Petrel Critically Endangered Introduced predators?

Gu Guadalcanal including Russell Is, Savo and Florida Is (see map on pp 14–15). ⌀ Ml Malaita and Ulawa (see map on pp 14–15). ⌀ NG New Georgia group╇ Vella Lavella, Bagga, Ranongga, Simbo, Gizo, Kolombangara, New Georgia, Vonavona, Kohinggo, Rendova, Tetepare, Vangunu and Nggatokae (see map on pp 14–15). ⌀ Mk Makira (San Cristobal) group╇ Makira, Ugi, Three Sisters, Santa Ana and Santa Catalina (see map on pp 14–15). ⌀ Rl ⌀ Te Rennell and Bellona (see map on pp 14–15). ⌀ Vu Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides)╇ All islands within the political state of Vanuatu from the Torres Is and Banks Is in the north through (Espiritu) Santo and Efate to Aneityum in the south (see map on p 18).

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