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Range DescriptionZoothera turipavae has been recorded just three times from the type locality on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, where there appears to be c.100 km2 of suitable habitat. One specimen was taken in 1953 (Cain and Galbraith 1956) and singles were seen in 1994 and 1997 (Gibbs 1996, G. Dutson pers. obs. 1997). The 1994 and 1997 records were of singing birds but no others were heard during these visits, which totaled about 10 days in suitable habitat. All other Melanesian Zoothera thrushes appear to be locally common but may be patchily distributed (G. Dutson pers. obs. 1997).