A guide to the birds of St Helena and Ascension Island
The varied origins of the birds on these two Atlantic islands makethis guide invaluable for visitors to these excellent birdwatchinglocations. Contains background on the islands' history andbiogeography, and illustrated species accounts.
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adults Arctic skua Ascension frigatebird Ascension lsland bill black noddy Boatswainbird lsland World breast breeding brown boobies brown noddy Bulwer's petrel cats Cattle egret Chicks fledge chukar partridge Clutch colonies common waxbill dark Deadwood Plain endemic Europe extinct fairy terns Feeding/behaviour Feeds mainly feral pigeons flax flight Gill Point Green Mountain habitat Helena and Ascension house sparrow Indian Dcean introduced Island history Jamestown Java sparrows Juveniles land birds large numbers lava Longwood Golf Course lsland World range Madagascar fody Madeiran storm petrel main island males mammals Mars Bay masked boobies moorhens mynas nest sites occasionally pale peaceful doves pheasants plover plumage pomarine skuas population predators Prosperous Bay Plain Recommended sites red-billed tropicbird red-footed boobies red-necked francolin rock seabird seed-eater Similar species small number sooty tern South Africa South Atlantic St Helena STH.ASC tail trees upper-parts usually vegetation wings wirebird woodland yellow canaries yellow-billed tropicbirds