Birds of Melanesia

Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia

Published by Christopher Helm

This new Helm Field Guide covers the species-rich Melanesia region of the south-west Pacific, from New Caledonia and the Solomons through the Bismarks to Vanuatu, a popular destination for tours and travellers and one that has never before had field-guide coverage. The cover star is the Kagu, the region's most iconic bird species and a highly sought-after endemic of New Caledonia. Superb colour plates illustrate the 650 species that occur in the region, allied with concise identification text and a series of distribution colour bars. For anyone travelling to this far-flung Pacific region, this book is indispensible.

  • Covers all 501 species recorded in Melanesia, 204 of which are endemic
  • 86 colour plates illustrate almost every species, including many endemic subspecies