By Guy C. L. Dutson
Birds of Melanesia Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia (Princeton box courses)
Melanesia harbors an awesome variety of endemic poultry species and subspecies, a lot of that are poorly identified.
Birds of Melanesia is the 1st accomplished box advisor to all 501 species present in the Bismarck Archipelago, Bougainville, the Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia.
This fantastically illustrated advisor good points 86 colour plates that depict nearly each species--including many endemic subspecies--and a few of the plates are prepared through island workforce for simple reference.
Detailed species debts describe key identity good points and distribution, in addition to key good points for all subspecies.
Distribution bars also are given for all species other than severe vagrants.
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Indd 39 4/7/11 17:06:14 Black-backed Bittern Ixobrychus dubius NT? Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis v Black Bittern Dupetor flavicollis r Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus r Striated Heron Butorides striata v Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus v Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta v r m Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia v v v Pied Heron Egretta picata White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae Little Egret Egretta garzetta Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra r r Great Frigatebird Fregata minor r r Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel r r Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus Australasian Gannet Morus serrator Masked Booby Sula dactylatra v v v v v Red-footed Booby Sula sula r r r r r r r Brown Booby Sula leucogaster r r r r r r r Little Pied Cormorant Microcarbo melanoleucos r r r Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris v v Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Australasian Darter Anhinga novaehollandiae Eastern Osprey Pandion cristatus r Pacific Baza Aviceda subcristata r Black Honey Buzzard Henicopernis infuscatus Black Kite Milvus migrans Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster Solomons Sea Eagle Haliaeetus sanfordi Swamp Harrier Circus approximans Variable Goshawk Accipiter hiogaster Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus Pied Goshawk Accipiter albogularis White-bellied Goshawk Accipiter haplochrous NT Slaty-mantled Goshawk Accipiter luteoschistaceus VU Imitator Goshawk Accipiter imitator VU Temotu Vanuatu Makira Loyalties EN Grande Terre Botaurus poiciloptilus Rennell Malaita Australasian Bittern New Georgia Bougainville Guadalcanal New Britain Mussau New Ireland Manus GTS ✔ r?
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Reddish-brown duck with dark cap, paler neck, short white flank-plumes and black legs. In flight, broad dark wings with chestnut upperwing-coverts, white rump and dark underwing. Lakes and swamps. Swims, dives, grazes and perches in trees. Rare. Mn Mu NI NB Bv Gu MI NG Mk RI Te Vu Hardheadâ•‡ Aythya australis Lo GT Page 231 52 cm. Diving duck. Plain chestnut or chocolate-brown with white undertail-coverts. Male has white eye and blue on bill. Female has dark eye and duller bill. In flight, broad white upperwing-bar, white underwings and white belly.