Nucifraga columbiana Clark's Nutcracker
Acc Guadalupe I.
Corvus moneduloides New Caledonia Crow
Res New Caledonia. Int Loyalty Is (Mare).
F: PTRB and Mt Koghi, Quested; 2-3 PTRB, Fairbank; easiest around Hotel Evasion at Serramea, Clarke; "curiously scarce" seen at Gr Kaori, Gregory.
C. corone Carrion Crow
C. c. orientalis Extirpated (formerly res) Ogasawara Is. Acc Ogasawara Is, Iwo Is.
C. macrorhynchos Jungle Crow
C. m. japonensis Acc Ogasawara Is.
C. kubaryi Mariana Crow
Res Mariana Is (Guam, Rota).
F: Rota: 1 over forest near Haina Point, Talbot; 2 road airport to Song-song, S. Smith.
C. woodfordi White-billed Crow
This species and the next were considered conspecific although distinct by Mayr and Diamond (2001).
C. w. woodfordi Res Solomon Is (Guadalcanal, Molakobi, Wagina).
F: Guadalcanal: 1-2 Mt Austen, Hornbuckle.
C. w. vegetus Res Solomon Is (Choiseul, Santa Isabel).
F: Santa Isabel: common Garanga R, Kratter et al 2001.
C. meeki Bougainville Crow
Res Solomon Is (Buka, Bougainville, Shortland Is).
F: Bougainville: very scarce, 5 near Arawa-Panguna jct, Gregory.
C. frugilegus Rook
Int NZ (NI, SI). Acc Chatham Is.
C. coronoides Australian Raven
C. c. subsp/ Acc Lord Howe I.
C. hawaiiensis Alala (Hawaiian Crow)
Res Hawaiian Is (Hawaii 4 inds, 21+ in captivity).
F: McCandless Ranch Tour only chance (Pratt 1993).
C. corax Common Raven
C. c. clarionensis Res Revillagigedo Is.


Christidis and Boles included these taxa in Artamidae based on skeletal and genetic studies.

Gymnorhina tibicen Australasian Magpie
NZ and Fiji populations are a mixture of 2 subspecies, G. t. tibicen and G. t. hypoleuca.
Int Fiji (Taveuni, Laucala, Cicia, Mago), NZ (NI, SI). Int Guadalcanal, apparently now extirpated (Doughty et al 1999; Mayr and Diamond 2001).
F: Fiji (Taveuni: seen, Myers).
Strepera graculina Pied Currawong
Lord Howe I birds may be a separate species, S. crissalis Lord Howe Currawong.
S. g. crissalis
Res Lord Howe I 80 inds.
F: Seen, calls very diff to mainland birds, Quested; Apr, Bielewicz.


Artamus leucorynchus White-breasted Wood-Swallow
A .l. pelewensis Res Palau (Babelduab, Rock Is).
F: Babelduab: "almost exclusively" upper savannas in interior, Engbring 1988; Rock Is: Long Lake, Watson).
A. l. melanoleucus Res New Caledonia incl Loyalty Is (Mare, Lifou).
F: Grande Terre: common, Quested; Lifou: 2, Quested).
A. l. tenius Res Vanuatu incl Banks Is.
A. mentalis Fiji Wood-Swallow
Sometimes considered subsp of A. leucorhynchus.
Res Fiji (Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Ovalau, Taveuni, Yasawa Is, Qamea, nearby islands).
F: Viti Levu: common, Myers; Taveuni: up to 6 daily, low altitudes, Sargeant 1992.
A. personatus Masked Wood-Swallow
Cas Norfolk I (a flock from Australia that has remained for some time as of Feb 2002, Dooley). Acc NZ (SI Jan 1972-Aug 1973 where bred), Lord Howe I.
A. superciliosus White-browed Wood-Swallow
Acc Jul-Aug Norfolk I, NZ (SI Dec 1971-Jul 1973 with A. personatus).


Oriolus sagittatus Olive-backed Oriole
O. s. subsp? Acc Lord Howe I (Bester).


Coracina novaehollandiae Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike
Sometimes considered conspecific with C. caledonica.
C. n. melanops Cas Solomon Is Apr-Sep.
F: Rennell: 1 near L Tenggano Jun, Richards. Bougainville: 5 Aug-Sep, Gregory.
C. n. subsp? Cas Apr-May and Sep-Oct Lord Howe I, NZ (NI, SI). Acc New Caledonia (Doughty).
C. caledonica Melanesian Cuckoo-Shrike
The Solomon Is taxa are distinct from the remaining taxa, with marked sexual dimorphism (Mayr and Diamomd 2001).
C. c. bougainvillei Res Solomon Is (Bougainville).
F: last seen 1920s with poss sighting 1976, Hadden 1981.
C. c. kulambangrae Res Solomon Is (Kolombangara, New Georgia, Vangunu).
F: Kolombangara: 1 at 700m, Hornbuckle 1999.
C. c. welchmani Res Solomon Is (Santa Isabel).
F: rare Garanga R, Kratter et al 2001.
C. c. amadonis Res Solomon Is (Guadalcanal).
C. c. thilenii Res Vanuatu (Espiritu Santo, Malo, Malakula).
C. c. seiuncta Res Vanuatu (Erromango).
C. c. lifouensis Res New Caledonia (Loyalty Is: Lifou).
F: 1, Quested.
C. c. caledonica Res New Caledonia incl Isle of Pines.
F: 2 PRTB, 4 Mt Koghi, Fairbank; unc Mt Koghi, more Isle Pines, Gregory.
C. lineata Yellow-eyed Cuckoo-Shrike
The subspecies gracilis is distinctive, lacking sexual dimorphism, and makirae is somewhat intermediate between and the other taxa (Mayr and Diamond 2001).
C. l. nigrifrons Res Solomon Is (Buka, Bougainville, Shortland Is, Choiseul, Santa Isabel).
F: Santa Isabel: unc Garanga R, Kratter et al 2001.
C. l. ombriosa Res Solomon Is (Kolombangara, New Georgia Grp, Rendova, Tetipari).
F: Ghizo: 2 near Gizo town, Richards.
C. l. pusilla (=solomonensis) Res Solomon Is (Guadalcanal).
F: 2 Mt Austen, Richards.
C. l. malaitae Res Solomon Is (Malaita).
C. l. makirae Res Solomon Is (Makira).
F: fairly common around Hauta, Richards.
C. l. gracilis Res Solomon Is (Rennell, Bellona).
F: common, Richards.
C. papuensis White-bellied Cuckoo-Shrike
C. p. perpallida Res Solomon Is (Buka, Bougainville, Shortland Is, Choiseul, Isabel, Florida Grp).
F: Santa Isabel: common Garanga R, Kratter et al 2001. Buka: seen, Gregory. Bougainville: seen, Gregory.
C. p. elegans Res Solomon Is (Vella Lavella, New Georgia, Rendova, Russell Is, Guadalcanal).
F: Guadalcanal: common, Richards.
C. p. eyerdami Res Solomon Is (Malaita).
C. analis New Caledonian Cuckoo-Shrike
Res New Caledonia.
F: 8 PTRB, Fairbank.
C. tenuirostris Common Cicadabird
The taxon nisoria is distinctive, as is the pair of taxa saturatior and erythropygia (Mayr and Diamond 2001).
C. t. monachum Res Palau (Babelduab to Peleliu).
F: uncommon Babelduab to Peleliu, Engbring 1988; 3 wooded rock at Koror, Talbot.
C. t. insperatum Res Caroline Is (Pohnpei).
F: distinctive subsp seen once, pr from boardwalk through mangroves Pwudoi, Lonsdale; 2 Fern forest, Talbot.
C. t. nesiotis Res Caroline Is (Yap).
F: one in forest south of airport, S. Smith.
C. t. saturatior Res Solomon Is (Buka, Bougainville, n and c Solomon Is east to Santa Isabel, incl New Georgia Grp).
F: Kolombangara: seen, Richards. Santa Isabel: common Garanga R, Kratter et al 2001.
C. t. erythropygia Res Solomon Is (Florida, Buena Vista, Savo, Guadalcanal, Malaita.
F: Guadalcanal: 3 on track to Tenaroo Falls, Richards.
C. t. nisoria Res Solomon Is (Russell Is).
C. salomonis Makira Cicadabird
Recent authors have raised this taxon to specific rank.
Res Solomon Is (Makira).
F: 6 near Hauta, Richards.
C. holopolia Black-bellied Cuckoo-Shrike
The three subspecies are quite distinct (Mayr and Diamond 2001).
C. h. holopolia Res Solomon Is (Buka, Bougainville, Santa Isabel, Choiseul, Guadalcanal).
F: Guadalcanal: 2 Mt Austen, Richards; 4 Mt Austen, Hornbuckle. Santa Isabel: unc Garanga R, Kratter et al 2001.
C. h. pygmaea Res Solomon Is (Kolombangara, New Georgia, Vella Lavella, Vangunu, Gatukai).
C. h. tricolor Res Solomon Is (Malaita).
Lalage tricolor White-winged Triller
Acc Feb-Jun NZ (SI).
L. maculosa Polynesian Triller
L. m. ultima Res Vanuatu (Efate, Nguna, Emau).
L. m. modesta Res Vanuatu (Espiritu Santo, Malo, Malakula, Paama, Epi, Tongoa, Emae).
L. m. melanopygia Res Solomon Is (Santa Cruz Is except Vanikoro).
L. m. vanikorensis Res Solomon Is (Santa Cruz Is: Vanikoro).
L. m. soror Res Fiji (Kadavu).
F: common, Myers.
L. m. pumila Res Fiji (Viti Levu).
F: common, Myers.
L. m. mixta Res Fiji (Yasawa Is, Ovalau).
L. m. woodi Res Fiji (Vanua Levu, Taveuni, offshore islands).
F: Taveuni: common, Myers.
L. m. rotumae Res Fiji (Rotuma).
L. m. nesophila Res Fiji (Lau Arch).
L. m. tabuensis Res Tonga (Haapai and Tongatapu Groups).
L. m. vauana Res Tonga (Vavau Group).
L. m. keppeli Res Tonga (Niuatoputapu, Tafahi).
L. m. futunae Res Wallis and Futuna (Futuna, Alofi, Uvea).
L. m. whitmeei Res Niue.
F: common 1994 (Notornis 47:37).
L. m. maculosa Res Samoa (Upolu, Savaii).
F: Upolu: Mt Vaea, Vaisigano, Lonsdale; Savaii: very common, Reed 1979.
L. sharpei Samoan Triller
L. s. sharpei Res Samoa (Upolu).
F: Vaisigano, Lonsdale.
L. s. tenebrosa Res SAmoa (Savaii).
F: uncommon, away from villages, best count 6 at high elevation, Reed 1979.
L. leucopyga Long-tailed Triller
L. l. affinis Res Solomon Is (Makira, Ugi).
F: Makira: several near Hauta, Richards.
L. l. deficiens Res Vanuatu (Torres Is, Banks Is).
L. l. albiloris Res Vanuatu (Efate northward).
L. l. simillima Res Vanuatu (Erromango, Tanna, Aneityum), New Caledonia (Loyalty Is).
L. l. montrosieri Res New Caledonia except Loyalty Is.
F: Grand Terre: 1-2 daily PTRB, 2 Mt Koghi, Fairbank; in canopy, Clarke; sparse PTRB in heath, Gregory. Lifou: common, Gregory.
L. l. leucopyga Extinct. Formerly res Norfolk I.


Rhipidura leucophrys Willie-Wagtail
R. l. melaleuca Res Solomon Is.
F: common all islands except Rennell, Richards.
R. l. subsp. Acc Chatham Is (Oct Mangere I).
R. cockerelli Cockerell's Fantail
Mayr and Diamond (2001) Consider coultasi quite distinct.
R. c. coultasi Res Solomon Is (Malaita).
R. c. cockerelli Res Solomon Is (Guadalcanal).
F: 1 Mt Austen, Richards. 4 Bougainville (Gregory).
R. c. septentrionalis Res Solomon Is (Buka, Bougainville, Shortland Is).
F: below 1000m Bougainville, Hadden 1981; 4 Bougainville, Gregory.
R. c. interposita Res Soilomon Is (Santa Isabel, Choiseul).
F: Santa Isabel: unc-rare Garanga R, Kratter et al 2001; 2 Tirotongna, Hornbuckle 1999.
R. c. floridana Res Solomon Is (Florida, Tulagi).
R. c. lavellae Res Solomon Is (Vella Lavella, Ganonga).
F: Vella Lavella: 1, Hornbuckle 1999.
R. c. albina Res Solomon Is (Kulambangra, Kohingga, Rendova, New Georgia, Vangunu, Tetipari).
F: Kolombangara: 1 below Camp Professor, Richards; 2 Kulambangra, Hornbuckle 1999.
R. fuliginosa Grey Fantail
This species is sympatric with R. tenebrosa in Solomon Is (Makira) and with R. spilodera on Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
R. f. bulgeri New Caledonia ibcl Loyalty Is (Lifou).
F: 1-6 daily PTRB, 4 Mt Koghi, Fairbank.
R. f. brenchleyi Res Solomon Is (Makira), Vanuatu incl Banks Is.
F: Solomon Is (Makira: common above Hauta, Richards.
R. f. placabilis Res NZ (NI).
R. f. fuliginosa Res NZ (SI, Stewart I), Snares Is 300 prs (est about 1980, Miskelly et al 2001).
R. f. penita Res Chatham Is (Chatham, Pitt, Rangatira).
R. f. pelzelni Res Norfolk I 4000 inds.
F: seen, Hermes et al; very common throughout, Duranti.
R. f. cervina Treated as full species by Hutton (1991). Extinct. Formerly res Lord Howe I.
R. f. subsp? Acc Lord Howe I (Hutton 1991).
R. drownei Mountain Fantail
This and the next five species constitute a superspecies, with tenebrosa most distant from the others (Mayr and Diamond 2001).
R. d. drownei Res Solomon Is (Bougainville).
F: above 800m, Hadden 1981.
R. d. ocularis Res Solomon Is (Guadalcanal).
R. rennelliana Rennell Fantail
Res Solomon Is (Rennell).
F: 6 along road to L Tenggano, Richards.
R. tenebrosa Dusky Fantail
Res Solomon Is (Makira).
F: pair and single above Hauta, Hornbuckle 1999.
R. spilodera Streaked Fantail
R. s. spilodera Res Vanuatu (from Efate north incl Banks Is).
R. s. layardi Res Fiji (Ovalau, Viti Levu).
F: Viti Levu: common Joske's Thumb and Wailoku, Lonsdale; not uncommon undisturbed forest, Myers.
R. s. erythronota Res Fiji (Yanganga, Kioa, Vanua Levu).
R. s. rufilateralis Res Fiji (Taveuni).
F: not uncommon undisturbed forest, Myers.
R. s. verrauxi Res New Caledonia incl Loyalty Is (Lifou, Mare, acc Ouvea).
F: Grande Terre: PTRB, Mt Koghi; 4-12 daily PTRB, 4 Mt Koghi, Fairbank. Lifou: in more open forest than on G. Terre, Quested.
R. nebulosa Samoan Fantail
R. n. nebulosa Res Samoa (Upolu).
F: Mt Vaea, Vaisigano, Lonsdale.
R. n. altera Res Samoa (Savaii).
F: uncommon, higher forests, best count 6 at 600-850 m Savaii, Reed 1979.
R. personata Kadavu Fantail
Res Fiji (Kadavu, Ono).
F: secretive rather than scarce? Lonsdale; quite common, Myers; used tape to get good looks, Clarke).
R. lepida Palau Fantail
Res Palau (Babelduab to Peleliu).
F: Peleliu: seen, de Vries; abund, Engbring 1988. Koror: max 15 daily, Talbot).
R. malaitae Malaita Fantail
Res Solomon Is (Malaita).
R. rufifrons Rufous Fantail
Mayr and Diamond note that distinct taxa are ugiensis and the pair russata and kuperi.
R. r. uraniae Res Mariana Is (Guam).
R. r. saipanensis Res Mariana Is (Saipan, Tinian, Agiguan).
F: Saipan: up to 15 Marpi Forest, S. Smith. Tinian: 2 in forest by airport, S. Smith.
R. r. mariae Res Mariana Is (Rota).
F: Rota: up to 15, S. Smith.
R. r. versicolor Res Caroline Is (Yap).
F: Yap: 8-10 in scrub n of Colonia, S. Smith, Talbot.
R. r. agilis Res Solomon Is (Santa Cruz Is except Vanikoro, Utupua).
R. r. melanolaema Res Solomon Is (Santa Cruz Is: Vanikoro).
R. r. utupuae Res Solomon Is (Santa Cruz Is: Utupua).
R. r. commoda Res Solomon Is (Buka, Bougainville, Shortland Is, Fauro, Choiseul, Santa Isabel).
F: Santa Isabel: rare Garanga R, Kratter et al 2001.
R. r. rufofronta Res Solomon Is (Guadalcanal).
F: 2 Mt Austen, Hornbuckle 1999.
R. r. granti Res Solomon Is (Vella Lavella, Bagga, Ganongga, Simbo, Gizo, Kulambangra, Wana Wana, Kohinggo, New Georgia, Vangunu, Gatukai, Rendova, Tetipari, Mayr and Diamond 2001).
F: Kolombangara: several upper Mt Veve, Richards.
R. r. brunnea Res Solomon Is (Malaita).
R. r. russata Res Solomon Is (Makira).
F: common Hauta, Richards.
R. r. kuperi Res Solomon Is (Santa Ana).
R. r. ugiensis Res Solomon Is (Ugi).
R. kubaryi Pohnpei Fantail
Res Caroline Is (Pohnpei).
F: Pohnpei: common, Lonsdale; 15 in fern forest, S. Smith; up to 10 daily, Talbot.