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'.
Ptilinopus luteovirens, 'Golden Fruit Dove'. Endemic to Fiji.
Ducula latrans, 'Barking/Peale's Imperial Pigeon'. Endemic to Fiji.
Accipiter rufitorques, 'Fijian Goshawk'. Found in various habitats, but endemic to Fiji.
Prosopeia personata, 'Masked Shining Parrot'. Endemic to Fiji.
Myzomela rubratra, 'Micronesian Myzomela'. Found in northern Mariana islands.
There are three species in this genus. They are found on the islands of Fiji, with one species extending into Polynesia.
Probably Foulehaio procerior, 'Northern Wattled Honeyeater'. Endemic to main island of Fiji.
Foulehaio carunculatus, 'Eastern Wattled Honeyeater'. Found in the rainforest and mangroves of Fiji.
Lalage maculosa, 'Polynesian Triller'.
Aplonis opaca, 'Micronesian Starling'. Found in Micronesia, including northern Mariana islands.
Acridotheres fuscus, 'Jungle Mynah'. Closely related and resembles Javan Mynah. Introduced from India into Fiji and other 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.
Countries, islands, resorts, and national parks that have rainforest in the Pacific islands of Oceania include: French Polynesia, Palau, and the Pitcairn Islands.
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