Nihoa Finch Telespiza ultima


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Gorresen, P.M.; Brinck, K.W.; Camp, R.J.; Farmer, C.; Plentovich, S.M.; Banko, P.C. 2016. State-space modeling of population sizes and trends in Nihoa Finch and Millerbird. The Condor Ornothological Applications 118: 542-557.

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Morin, M. P.; Conant, S. 2002. Nihoa Finch Telespiza ultima. In: Poole, A.; Gill, F. (ed.), The Birds of North American, pp. 1-32. The Birds of North America, Inc, Philadelphia.

Morin, M. S.; Conant, S.; Conant, P. 1997. Laysan and Nihoa Millerbird (Acrocephalus familiaris). In: Poole, A.; Gill, F. (ed.), The birds of North America, No. 302, pp. 1-19. The Academy of Naural Sciences and The American Ornithologists' Union, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

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VanderWerf, E.A., D. H. Tsukayama, F. A. Amidon, and W. Aldeguer. 2011. Nihoa Island biological monitoring and management, 2-16 September 2011. Unpublished report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Telespiza ultima. Downloaded from on 07/07/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/07/2020.