Loru Rainforest Protected Area bird list, Santo

Loru's guides, Kalsakau and Waraker Ser know the local birds fairly well. Waraker has also guided on the Pic Santo track in 2006 and 2007. He can be contacted in Kole-1 village when you visit Loru. The VanBirds database has recorded 28 species in and around Vatthe including 5 Vanuatu endemics (e):

Vanuatu Scrubfowl Megapodius layardi (e)
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher Todirhamphus farquhari (e)
Collared Kingfisher Todirhamphus chloris
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Metallic Pigeon Columba vitiensis
Mackinlay's Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia mackinlayi
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Tanna Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus tannensis (e)
Red-bellied Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus greyii
Pacific Imperial-Pigeon Ducula pacifica
Buff-banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans
Cardinal Myzomela Myzomela cardinalis
Fan-tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis
Melanesian Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina caledonica
Grey Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa
Streaked Fantail Rhipidura spilodera
Buff-bellied Monarch Neolalage banksiana (e)
Southern Shrikebill Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides
Melanesian Flycatcher Myiagra caledonica
Silver-Eye Zosterops lateralis
Yellow-fronted White-Eye Zosterops flavifrons (e)
Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca

Taxonomy of this list follows Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
Last updated: October 2011

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