Colin Trainor

An ecologist interested in birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and with a particular interest in the distribution, habitat use, conservation status and taxonomy of birds of the Indonesian archipelago, particularly the Lesser Sundas, Timor Island and Timor-Leste (East Timor). Colin published a field guide to The Birds of Timor-Leste and a national conservation site priority guide: Important Bird Areas in Timor-Leste directory. A PhD thesis focussed on the ecology and biogeography, of forest birds on Timor and surrounding islands. Colin also reviews species accounts of the conservation status of Timor region birds for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) & BirdLife International; developed threatened species listings for birds in Timor-Leste for draft Biodiversity Decree Law in Timor-Leste and has been involved in reviews of the conservation and trade of threatened Timor birds for CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Show less

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