Birds of Melanesia by Guy C. L. Dutson

By Guy C. L. Dutson

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With such a large region of widely separated islands, the inclusion of species distribution maps is not particularly helpful. Instead, we have provided a distribution bar for all species except extreme vagrants. For this purpose, the region has been divided into 14 territories as detailed below, representing the seven main biogeographic island groups (and belonging to four different nations). A full listing of these island groups and their principal component islands is given on page 37. Species’ occurrence in these areas is indicated by colour shading (see below).

With the birding knowledge of these trained guides, physically fit visitors can hope to see Yellow-legged Pigeon, Makira Thrush and a fantastic suite of endemics. The lowland forest around Kirakira supports many species but none of the montane specialities. A trip to Ugi or the Three Sisters is also worthwhile to see the endemic€monarch and fantail subspecies, but good weather and a reliable boat are essential. Rennell Rennell offers amongst the easiest and most enjoyable birdwatching, as all the endemic species are fairly common across the island and can be seen by walking from the airport.

Note 1: The Bismarcks are usually defined to include the Admiralty, St Matthias, New Ireland and New Britain island groups. For clarity, the text distributions specifically note whether a bird occurs in the Admiralty and St Matthias groups as well as the core Bismarcks of the New Ireland and New Britain island groups. Note 2: Bougainville (and Buka) is a semi-autonomous region of Papua New Guinea but biogeographically part of the Solomons archipelago. 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.

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