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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Rallidae — the rails, crakes, coots, and gallinules.

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  • Four additional bird species are endangered: imitator sparrowhawk (Accipiter imitator), Woodford's rail (Nesoclopeus woodfordi), chestnut-bellied imperial pigeon (Ducula rubricera), and white-eyed starling (Aplonis brunneicapilla).

    Solomon Islands rain forests

  • The East Melanesian Islands Hotspot also has affinities with Fiji (included as part of the Polynesia-Micronesia Hotspot), such as the Platymantis frogs, ancient “monkey-faced” fruit bats of the genus Pteralopex, and Nesoclopeus rails.

    Biological diversity in the East Melanesian Islands

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