Rarotonga Starling Aplonis cinerascens


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Easby, C. E. and Compton, S. G. 2013. Spatial Distribution and Abundance of the Rarotonga Starling in the Cook Islands (Pacific Islands). In: Larrue, S. (ed), Biodiversity and Societies in the Pacific Islands. Presses Universitaires de Proven. pp 35–50.

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Holyoak, D. T.; Thibault, J. -C. 1984. Contribution à l'étude des oiseaux de Polynésie orientale. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle - Serie A: Zoologie 127: 1-209.

McCormack, G. 1997. Cook Islands: an oceanic oasis. World Birdwatch 19: 13-16.

Pratt, H. D.; Bruner, P. L.; Berrett, D. G. 1987. A field guide to the birds of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. Princeton University Press, Princeton.

SPREP. 1999. Proceedings of the Polynesian Avifauna Conservation Workshop held in Rarotonga, 26-30 April 1999.

Tiraa, A. 2010. Ecology, abundance and distribution assessment of the endemic Rarotonga Starling (Aplonis cinerascens). Natural Resources Management, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Aplonis cinerascens. Downloaded from on 18/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/09/2020.