By Guy C. L. Dutson
Birds of Melanesia Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia (Princeton box publications)
Melanesia harbors an grand variety of endemic chook species and subspecies, a lot of that are poorly identified.
Birds of Melanesia is the 1st entire 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 nearly each species--including many endemic subspecies--and some of the plates are prepared by means of island team for simple reference.
Detailed species debts describe key id positive aspects and distribution, in addition to key beneficial properties for all subspecies.
Distribution bars also are given for all species other than severe vagrants.
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Additional info for Birds of Melanesia Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia
Beehler, B. Â€K . Â€A . (1986) Birds of New Guinea. Princeton University Press, Princeton, USA. Bregulla, H. L. (1992) Birds of Vanuatu. Anthony Nelson, Oswestry, UK. Christidis, L. & Boles, W. E. (2007) Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne. Coates, B. J. (1985–1990) The Birds of Papua New Guinea. Volumes I and II. Dove Publications, Alderley, Australia. Coates, B. , Bishop, K. D. & Gardner, D. (1997) A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea. Dove Publications, Alderley, Australia.
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. In flight, white wing-bar across onto most primaries. Lakes, ponds and other fresh water. Sits high or low on water and dives. Uncommon.
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