By Guy C. L. Dutson
Birds of Melanesia Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia (Princeton box courses)
Melanesia harbors an grand variety of endemic poultry species and subspecies, lots of that are poorly identified.
Birds of Melanesia is the 1st finished box advisor 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 number of the plates are prepared by means of island staff for simple reference.
Detailed species bills 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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For instance, a reassessment of forest loss on New Britain in 2007 concluded that 21 species endemic to Melanesia should be categorised as threatened or ‘Near Threatened’, compared to 12 species previously listed. The Red List category for each globally threatened species is given in the main species text following the abbreviation ‘IUCN’, and threatened breeding species are listed in table below. org/datazone/ species). Some additional species are threatened in Melanesia but not globally, and some endemic subspecies are threatened but not assessed by BirdLife/IUCN.
Immature and nonbreeding adult have pale face and throat. Dark red eye. In flight, white wing-bar on secondaries only. Lakes, ponds and other fresh water. Sits high or low on water and dives. Rare. Mn Mu NI NB Bv Gu MI NG Mk RI Te Vu Australasian Grebeâ•‡ Tachybaptus novaehollandiae leucosternos Lo GT Page 248 25 cm. Small dumpy waterbird. Adult is dark with yellow spot at bill-base and chestnut on ear-coverts and sides of upper neck. Immature and non-breeding adult have pale face and throat. Yellow or orange eye.
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Birds of Melanesia Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia by Guy C. L. Dutson