It has been recorded also at Yap and Kusaie in the Carolines, where it may be considered as an uncommon visitor.
The specimen is labeled Strong's Island, which is an old name for Kusaie.
At Kusaie, Coultas was told by the natives that the adult birds were caught by tying the mandibles of the young together.
The Micronesia Starling is one of the most abundant birds at Kusaie.
The absence of kingfishers from Kusaie, Yap, Truk and other apparently suitable islands favors this possibility.
Some were making the girdles that the Kusaie natives of both sexes wear round the waist under their other garments.
Coultas (field notes) writes that the pigeon was numerous at Kusaie in 1931.
I had in truth now no particular reason for remaining at Kusaie, or indeed anywhere in the South Seas.
At a later date, apparently between 1922 and 1932, the Japanese recorded the bird at Kusaie.
Coultas obtained a single specimen at Kusaie; the natives told him that it was not a resident of the island.