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Range DescriptionDucula bakeri is endemic to Vanuatu, where it occurs on some of the larger northern islands: Ureparapara, Vanua Lava and Santa Maria (= Gaua) (all in the Banks group), Espiritu Santo, Maewo, Aoba (=Ambae), Pentecost and Ambrym (Diamond and Marshall 1977, Bregulla 1992). There are recent records from Santo (where it was recorded as present between 500 and 1,400 m asl, and common between 800 and 1,200 m asl in the West Santo mountains [S. Totterman pers. obs. 2010]), Vanua Lava (Vureas Bay [c. 100 masl]), Langletak (c. 50 masl and heard from the mountain near Sola), Gaua (Lake Letas [412 masl]), Maewo (Mt Tagutgagaro summit [812 masl]), Pentecost (Mt Vetmar summit [887 masl]) and Ambrym (Mt Tovuo upper flanks [c. 800 masl]) (S. Totterman in litt. 2007). It appears to be rare on Ambae (none seen or heard in several days birdwatching in the montane forest [S. Totterman in litt. 2007]).