- an island in and the capital of the North Mariana Islands in the N Pacific, about 1350 miles (2173 km) S of Japan: taken by U.S. forces June–July 1944. 71 sq. mi. (184 sq. km).
North Mariana Islands
- a group of islands in the W Pacific Ocean, N of Guam: formerly a part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; since 1986 a commonwealth associated with the U.S. 184 sq. mi. (477 sq. km). Capital: Saipan.
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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.
The bird at Saipan seemingly has no relationships with the Hawaiian honey-eaters.
Birds from Saipan are slightly larger than birds from Tinian.
- an island in the W Pacific, administrative centre of the US associated territory of the Northern Mariana Islands (on Capitol Hill); captured by the Americans and used as an air base until the end of World War II. Pop: 62 392 (2000). Area: 180 sq km (70 sq miles)
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