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Black Honey Buzzard Vulnerable Forest loss Slaty-mantled Goshawk Vulnerable Forest loss New Britain Sparrowhawk Vulnerable Forest loss New Britain Goshawk Vulnerable Forest loss Yellow-legged Pigeon Vulnerable Forest loss; hunting New Britain Bronzewing Vulnerable Forest loss Blue-eyed Cockatoo Vulnerable Forest loss Golden Masked Owl Vulnerable Forest loss New Britain Boobook Vulnerable Forest loss Bismarck Kingfisher Vulnerable Forest loss New Britain Thicketbird Vulnerable Tiny range and population Solomons (including Bougainville but not Temotu) Beck’s Petrel Critically Endangered Introduced predators?

Heinroth’s Shearwater Vulnerable Introduced predators? Sanford’s Sea Eagle Vulnerable Forest loss; hunting Imitator Goshawk Vulnerable Forest loss Makira Woodhen Critically Endangered Introduced predators? Yellow-legged Pigeon Vulnerable Forest loss; hunting Chestnut-bellied Imperial Pigeon Vulnerable Forest loss; hunting Fearful Owl Vulnerable Forest loss Moustached Kingfisher Vulnerable Introduced predators? Black-faced Pitta Vulnerable Introduced predators? ) Guadalcanal Thrush Vulnerable Tiny range and population Temotu Santa Cruz Ground Dove Endangered Introduced predators?

A multi-day trek must be organised to the highest mountains with guides, porters and land-owners. indd 29 4/7/11 17:06:09 Malaita Malaita’s forests have been heavily cleared for cultivation, so it is best to hire a vehicle and head out of Auki. All of the endemic species and subspecies can be seen in roadside hill forest from the cross-island road, except for Malaita Fantail which is confined to the highest altitudes and requires a specific multi-day trek. A rail similar to Woodford’s Rail, but of unknown taxonomic status, can be seen on the coastal road.

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