The tiny pockets of forest of the small tropical and subtropical islands of the vast Pacific Ocean include only a small number of species, but they are unique for their being remote and often endemic. The biogeography of this region is not really distinct; if you look at the groups of birds found on these islands, such as lorikeets and fruit doves (only a few insects, reptiles and mammals have made it), it is essentially an extension of the north-eastern Australasian flora and fauna, especially New Guinea and Melanesia.
Lamprolepis smaragdina, 'Emerald Tree Skink'.
One of the most successful groups on remote tropical islands are the pigeons and doves.
Ptilinopus luteovirens, 'Golden Fruit Dove'. Endemic to Fiji.
The Imperial Pigeons are widespread across islands of the Pacific. They are also one of the best plant seed dispersers.
Prosopeia personata, 'Masked Shining Parrot'. Endemic to Fiji.
Honeyeaters have dispersed out into many Pacific islands from their centre in Australasia.
There are three species in this genus. They are found on the islands of Fiji, with one species extending into Polynesia.
Lalage maculosa, 'Polynesian Triller'.
The Starlings have colonised and speciated on some island groups. Mynahs have been introduced and thrive on these empty niche islands.
Pteropus pelewensis, 'Pelew Flying Fox/Fruit Bat'. Infamously included in a 'fruit bat soup' in Micronesia.
Pteropus tonganus , 'Insular/Pacific Flying Fox'. It is found in rainforest, mangroves and around human habitation. It is the most geographically widespread of all the flying fox in the Pacific; being recorded in New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Niue, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna and Fiji.