Makira Moorhen Pareudiastes silvestris


Buckingham, D. L.; Dutson, G. C. L.; Newman, J. L. 1995. Birds of Manus, Kolombangara and Makira (San Cristobal) with notes on mammals and records from other Solomon Islands.

Cain, A. J.; Galbraith, I. C. J. 1956. Field notes on the birds of the eastern Solomon Islands. Ibis 98: 100-134, 262-295.

Danielsen, F., Filardi, C.E., Jonsson, K.A., Kohaia, V., Krabbe, N., Kristensen, J.B., Moyle, R.G., Pikacha, P., Poulsen, M.K,. Sørensen, M.K., Tatahu, C., Waihuru, J. and Fjeldså, J. 2010. Endemic avifaunal biodiversity and tropical forest loss in Makira, a mountainous Pacific island. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 31: 100-114.

Davies, T.E., Clarke, R.H., Ewen, J.G., Fazey, I.R.A., Pettorelli, N. and Cresswell, W. 2015. The effects of land-use change on the endemic avifauna of Makira, Solomon Islands: endemics avoid monoculture. Emu 115(3): 199-213.

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

Dutson, G. 2016. In search of the Makira Woodhen (Kia): Report on field work, January 2016. Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership, Honiara, Solomon Islands.

IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: (Accessed: 07 December 2016).

IUCN. 2018. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-2. Available at: (Accessed: 15 November 2018).

Lees, A. 1991. A protected forests system for the Solomon Islands. Maruia Society, Nelson, New Zealand.

Taylor, B.; van Perlo, B. 1998. Rails: a guide to the rails, crakes, gallinules and coots of the world. Pica Press, Robertsbridge, UK.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Pareudiastes silvestris. Downloaded from on 28/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/10/2021.