Endemic Animals of Vanuatu








White-bellied honeyeater
White-bellied honeyeater
The white-bellied honeyeater, also known as the New Hebrides honeyeater, is a species of bird in the family Meliphagidae. It is endemic to the Melanesian island nation of Vanuatu.
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White-bellied honeyeater
Vanuatu megapode
Vanuatu megapode
The Vanuatu megapode or Vanuatu scrubfowl is a species of bird in the family Megapodiidae. It was formerly known as the New Hebrides scrubfowl. It is found only in Vanuatu. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest. The species is threatened by habitat loss and egg collecting.
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Vanuatu megapode
Vanuatu kingfisher
Vanuatu kingfisher
The Vanuatu kingfisher or chestnut-bellied kingfisher is a medium-sized kingfisher found only on the islands of Espiritu Santo, Malo and Malakula in Vanuatu.
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Vanuatu kingfisher
Vanuatu imperial pigeon
Vanuatu imperial pigeon
The Vanuatu imperial pigeon or Baker's imperial pigeon is a species of bird in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to Vanuatu and lives in forests. It is threatened by forest clearing, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed it as a vulnerable species.
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Vanuatu imperial pigeon
Buff-bellied monarch
Buff-bellied monarch
The buff-bellied monarch is a species of bird in the family Monarchidae. It is monotypic within the genus Neolalage. It is endemic to Vanuatu, where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
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Buff-bellied monarch
Mountain starling
Mountain starling
The mountain starling, Vanuatu starling, Santo mountain starling or Santo starling, is a bird species in the family Sturnidae. It is endemic to the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu. It is restricted to cloud forest on that island. The species was seldom seen in the 20th century and was at one point feared extinct, although a 1991 expedition managed to find a population high in the mountains.
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Mountain starling
Southern shrikebill
Southern shrikebill
The southern shrikebill, or brown flycatcher, is a songbird species in the family Monarchidae. It is found in New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
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Southern shrikebill
South Melanesian cuckooshrike
South Melanesian cuckooshrike
The south Melanesian cuckooshrike is an uncommon species of bird in the cuckooshrike family. It is found in New Caledonia, Bougainville Island, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. The species is a large cuckoo-shrike with a long square tail and all over dark grey plumage. The eye of adults is yellow, whereas that of the juvenile is dark. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist ...
montane forests.
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South Melanesian cuckooshrike
Vanuatu white-eye
Vanuatu white-eye
The Vanuatu white-eye or yellow-fronted white-eye is a small passerine bird belonging to the genus Zosterops in the white-eye family Zosteropidae. It is endemic to Vanuatu, where it is one of the most common birds.
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Vanuatu white-eye
Grey-eared honeyeater
Grey-eared honeyeater
The grey-eared honeyeater or dark-brown honeyeater, is a passerine bird of the honeyeater family which is found in Vanuatu and New Caledonia in the south-west Pacific. It is sometimes known as the silver-eared honeyeater, but this name is also used for the silver-eared honeyeater of New Guinea.
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Grey-eared honeyeater
Lepidodactylus buleli
Lepidodactylus buleli
Lepidodactylus buleli, is a species of gecko endemic to Espiritu Santo, an island in the Vanuatu Archipelago. Researchers from France's National Museum of Natural History, recovered nine eggs during an expedition to the region in 2006. One of the eggs yielded a live hatchling which was determined to be of a previously unknown species.
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Lepidodactylus buleli
Vanuatu flying fox
Vanuatu flying fox
The Vanuatu flying fox or white flying fox is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to Vanuatu. It is most closely related to the Samoa flying fox.
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Vanuatu flying fox
Banks flying fox
Banks flying fox
The Banks flying fox is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. It is endemic to Vanuatu. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. These small fruit bats are about 15 cm. long with grey and brown on its head and back with a yellow-orange neck and yellow-gray bellies. Its diet consists of coconut flowers and Vaveli trees fruit since its home is tropical.
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Banks flying fox
Liotipoma magna
Liotipoma magna
Liotipoma magna is a species of small sea snail with calcareous opercula, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Colloniidae.
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Liotipoma magna