Nokovula and Tabwemasana bird list, Santo

The summit of Mount Tabwemasana, elevation 1879 m, is very steep and there is limited habitat for birds. There are more birds lower down at Nokovula, elevation 1132 m. The VanBirds database has recorded 30 species at Nokovula and Tabwemasana including 5 Vanuatu endemics (e):

Collared Kingfisher Todirhamphus chloris
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
Palm Lorikeet Charmosyna palmarum
Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta
Metallic Pigeon Columba vitiensis
Mackinlay's Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia mackinlayi
Santa Cruz Ground-Dove Gallicolumba santaecrusis
Tanna Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus tannensis (e)
Red-bellied Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus greyii
Baker's Imperial-Pigeon Ducula bakeri (e)
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans
Cardinal Myzomela Myzomela cardinalis
New Hebrides Honeyeater Phylidonyris notabilis (e)
Fan-tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis
Scarlet Robin Petroica multicolor
Golden Whistler Pachycephala pectoralis
White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus
Melanesian Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina caledonica
Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa
Long-tailed Triller Lalage leucopyga
Grey Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa
Streaked Fantail Rhipidura spilodera
Buff-bellied Monarch Neolalage banksiana (e)
Southern Shrikebill Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides
Melanesian Flycatcher Myiagra caledonica
Island Thrush Turdus poliocephalus
Silver-Eye Zosterops lateralis
Yellow-fronted White-Eye Zosterops flavifrons (e)
Guadalcanal Thicketbird Megalurulus whitneyi

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

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