Mao Gymnomyza samoensis


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Bellingham, M.; Davis, A. 1988. Forest bird communities in Western Samoa. Notornis 35: 117-128.

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Freifeld, H. B.; Steadman, D. W.; Sailer, J. K. 2001. Birds on offshore islands in Samoa. Journal of Field Ornithology 72: 72-85.

Lovegrove, T.; Bell, B.; Hay, R. 1992. The indigenous wildlife of Western Samoa: impacts of Cyclone Val and a recovery management strategy. New Zealand Department of Conservation, Wellington.

MNRE. 2006. Recovery plan for the Ma'oma'o or Mao (Gymnomyza samoensis) Samoa's largest forest honeyeater: 2006-2016 . Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Apia, Samoa.

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Stirnemann, R., Potter, M. A., Butler, D. and Minot, E. 2015. Slow life history traits in an endangered tropical island bird, the Ma’oma’o. Bird Conserv. Int. DOI: 10.1017/S0959270915000234.

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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Gymnomyza samoensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/08/2020.