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Range DescriptionCharmosyna margarethae is endemic to Bougainville in Papua New Guinea and six islands in the Solomon Islands. It is a scarce and localised species which appears to be absent from large areas of potentially suitable habitat (Webb 1992, Buckingham et al. 1995, G. Dutson pers. obs. 1997-1998). It is most common on Makira (= San Cristobal) where up to 70 have been seen in a day, perhaps owing to the absence of Meek's Lorikeet C. meeki from this island (Cain and Galbraith 1956, Buckingham et al. 1995, G. Dutson pers. obs. 1997-1998, G. Richards in litt. 1999). The overall population is believed to be small.