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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Solomon Islands Endangered Species

Solomon Islands endangered species

The 🍂 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ 🐡 for the SOLOMON ISLANDS in Oceania lists 2 extinct species (Solomons Crested Pigeon and Thick-Billed Ground Dove), 9 critically endangered species, and 29 endangered species. The Solomon Islands' nine critically endangered species are the Beck's Petrel bird, Emperor Rat, Greater Monkey-Faced Bat, Guadalcanal Rat, Hawksbill Turtle, Montane Monkey-Faced Bat, Poncelet's Naked-Tailed Rat, San Cristobal Mountain Rail bird, and Vanikoro Flying Fox. Endangered species include the Bougainville Monkey-Faced Bat, Cusp-Toothed Flying Fox, Fijian Kauri Pine tree, Guadalcanal Moustached Kingfisher bird*, King Rat, Makira Flying Fox, Santa Cruz Ground Dove, Santa Cruze Shrikebill bird, Schneider's Surprise butterfly, and Temotu Flying Fox.

* While there isn't a pattern looking like a mustache directly above these birds' beaks, there is what appears to be one-half of a mustache on each side of the beak!

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