French: Stourne de Ponapé German: Pelzelnstar Spanish: Estornino de Ponapé
Pohnpei, Caroline Islands.
Pohnpei, in E Caroline Is.
16 cm. Small dull starling lacking iridescence in plumage. Head and upperparts are sooty brown, paler brown on rump and uppertail-coverts; wing and tail also pale brown;... read more
Call described as a shrill "see-ay" with bell-like quality.
Forest in mountains, above c. 500 m; formerly more widespread and extending to lowlands.
Food and feeding
Diet mainly fruits, also seeds and insects. Berries taken from shrubs; some insect food and seeds collected on ground. Normally forages in... read more
Female in breeding condition in Jul. Said to nest in tree hole and to lay 2 eggs; confirmation required. No other information.
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in East Caroline Islands EBA. This species was not found in a survey in 1983 and was thought to be extinct, until a... read more
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