Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76…. Zoology, Vol. II

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1881

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Special Collections Expedition Reports Q115 C4 1872

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London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office

Abstract

Carpophaga rhodinolaema
A fruit pigeon from the Admiralty Islands. John Murray (1841-1915), one of the naturalists on the Challenger voyage wrote in his notes regarding the pigeon: 'These birds were in immense numbers. On the first day four guns bagged 85 in two hours; another day 230 were taken, another 200, another 150.' The birds were observed to feed on 'wild coffee and nutmegs'.

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___, “Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76…. Zoology, Vol. II,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 22, 2017, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9998.

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