Birds from Saipan are slightly larger than birds from Tinian.
Downs (1946:96) reported that in 1945 the dove was abundant at Tinian.
Coultas (field notes) found the starling abundant at Tinian in 1931, but he did not find the bird at Saipan.
In 1931, Coultas found the bird at Tinian but not at Saipan.
Birds from Guam, Rota, and Tinian exhibit no conspicuous differences.
Coultas obtained only a few birds at Tinian and Saipan in 1931.
No differences in measurements were found between populations from Guam, Rota and Tinian.
After a stay of nine weeks at Tinian, Byron weighed anchor on the 30th of September, with a cargo of two thousand cocoanuts.
These were, as we afterwards learned, the islands of Saypan, Tinian and Aguigan.
He rested at the island of Tinian, and then made his way to Macao in November 1742.