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Range DescriptionPtilinopus tannensis is endemic to Vanuatu where it occurs on most islands. In Loru Protected Area on Espirito Santo, its population density was estimated to be 14 birds per km2 (Bowen 1997), and it was recently found to be very common in all habitats and at all altitudinal levels (BarrÃ© et al. 2006), but it may be less common elsewhere, especially in the southern islands (G. Dutson pers. obs. 1998).