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

By Guy C. L. Dutson

Birds of Melanesia Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia (Princeton box publications)
Melanesia harbors an grand diversity of endemic chicken species and subspecies, lots of that are poorly identified.
Birds of Melanesia is the 1st accomplished box consultant to all 501 species present in the Bismarck Archipelago, Bougainville, the Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia.
This fantastically illustrated consultant positive factors 86 colour plates that depict virtually each species--including many endemic subspecies--and a few of the plates are prepared by way of island team for simple reference.
Detailed species debts describe key id positive factors and distribution, in addition to key gains for all subspecies.
Distribution bars also are given for all species other than severe vagrants.

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Oxford University Press, Melbourne. Mayr, E. (1945) Birds of the Southwest Pacific. Macmillan, New York. Mayr, E. & Diamond, J. (2001) The Birds of Northern Melanesia: Speciation, Ecology and Biogeography. Oxford University Press, New York. Pratt, H. , Bruner, P. L. & Barrett, D. G. (1987) The Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific. Princeton University Press, Princeton, USA. Steadman, D. W. (2006) Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. University of Chicago Press, London. Watling, D.

Rats have been eradicated from small islets around New Caledonia, resulting in increases in the numbers and success of breeding seabirds. Australia and New Zealand are managing alien mammals by extensive poisoning and eradication from large islands and within large fenced areas on the mainland. These solutions need to be trialled in Melanesia. The threat from hunting is relatively minor. Some large birds are traditionally hunted for meat and many birds are hunted recreationally by young people.

The threat status of these species is given without the abbreviation ‘IUCN’. Other species recognised by this book but not yet by BirdLife International may also be threatened. Birdwatchers can make a special effort to find and document threatened species: BirdLife International and the author would appreciate any information on threatened species to feed into conservation efforts and to update their threat assessments. indd 33 4/7/11 17:06:13 Globally threatened species breeding in Melanesia Species IUCN Threat Status (2010) Key threats Admiralties Heinroth’s Shearwater Vulnerable Introduced predators?

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