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16 December 2019 First record of Solomons Nightjar Eurostopodus nigripennis for Malaita, with a description of its nest site
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Solomons Nightjar Eurostopodus nigripennis, listed as Vulnerable by BirdLife International, has previously been recorded only from the north and central Solomon Islands. Even within the species' known range there are few records, limiting knowledge of its ecology. We provide photographic evidence of a Solomons Nightjar nest in a streambed on the island of Malaita at an altitude of c.270 m—the first record on this large island. This observation, combined with traditional local knowledge, suggests that the species may have a wider range of nesting habitat than previously documented, and that further surveys in collaboration with local tribespeople could be important for conservation efforts.

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Maasafi Alabai, Tommy Esau, Esau Kekeubata, Jackson Waneagea, David MacLaren, Richard E. Major, and Corey T. Callaghan "First record of Solomons Nightjar Eurostopodus nigripennis for Malaita, with a description of its nest site," Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 139(4), 325-327, (16 December 2019). https://doi.org/10.25226/bboc.v139i4.2019.a4
Received: 3 June 2019; Published: 16 December 2019
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