Coultas (field notes) learned from the natives of the Palau Islands that the bittern feeds on land mollusks.
As shown in figure 3, the Palau Islands are a chain of islands approximately 120 miles long from north to south.
Coultas (field notes) gives an interesting account of nesting activities of this shearwater at the Palau Islands.
In the Marianas it is apparently an uncommon migrant but it is considered to be a regular visitor in the Palau Islands.
The fantail is one of the most attractive birds found in the jungles of the Palau Islands.
Probably the bird at the Palau Islands breeds slightly earlier in the year than the subspecies on Ponapé.
One of the immatures was just growing its wing feathers, indicating that the birds must breed in the Palau Islands.
Coultas (field notes) found the bird to be rare and restricted to the true forest, when he visited the Palau Islands in 1931.
Neither sex appeared to have the secretive, terrestrial habits of G. canifrons of the Palau Islands.