Until this week, the last time Guam and Saipan were fought over was during World War II.
She ended up in prison on the island of Saipan where she either was executed or died of dysentery.
Birds from Saipan are slightly larger than birds from Tinian.
In 1931, Coultas found the bird at Tinian but not at Saipan.
Yamashina in 1942 described the populations at Saipan and Almagan as distinct.
Coultas obtained only one specimen on his visit to Saipan in 1931.
Coultas (field notes) found the starling abundant at Tinian in 1931, but he did not find the bird at Saipan.
Coultas obtained only a few birds at Tinian and Saipan in 1931.
The bird at Saipan seemingly has no relationships with the Hawaiian honey-eaters.
Later collecting showed that the duck inhabited also the islands of Saipan and Tinian.