French: Diduncule strigirostre German: Zahntaube Spanish: Paloma manumea
Other common names: Manumea
Australia; error = Upolu, Samoa.
Upolu and Savaii (Samoa).
31–38 cm; 400 g. Robust, with a short tail; unique bill is stout and curved, with two notches and three projections in either side of lower mandible, yellow, red at... read more
Advertising call by male is delivered from atop tree, a drawn-out “oooo” that often rises and falls... read more
Found in both primary and secondary native forest, but nowadays apparently almost exclusively... read more
Food and feeding
Reported to be partial to wild plantains and to aerial tubers of wild yam Dioscorea bulbifera; also seeds of wild mahogany (... read more
Virtually nothing known. Nest reported to be well hidden in thick foliage about 5–12 m above the ground, though no detailed... read more
No information on movements. Flies strongly when flushed from the ground, rising with loudly... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Population estimated to be 5000–7000 birds in mid-1980s, when listed as Vulnerable, but this may have been an overoptimistic reckoning; listed as... read more
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