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Tag Archives: French Polynesia
BirdLife species factsheet for Chattering Kingfisher Chattering Kingfisher (Todiramphus tutus) is found on seven islands: Maupiti, Bora Bora, Tahaa, Raiatea and Huahine in French Polynesia and Atiu and Mauke in the Cook Islands. It is considered to be widespread and … Continue reading
BirdLife species factsheet for Murphy’s Petrel Murphy’s Petrel (Pterodroma ultima) occurs in the south-central Pacific Ocean, where it breeds on Pitcairn, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Austral Islands, Easter Island as well as in French Polynesia, and possibly also on the … Continue reading
A set of papers published in 2017 (Akcakaya et al. 2017, Keith et al. 2017, Thompson et al. 2017) laid out methods for quantitatively estimating a species’s probability of extinction based on parameters associated with threats, in addition to records … Continue reading
Archived 2018 topic: Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus newelli) is being split: assessment of newly recognised taxa.
BirdLife species factsheet for Newell’s Shearwater: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/newells-shearwater-puffinus-newelli Follow a taxonomic reassessment, Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus newelli), has been split into Newell’s Shearwater (P. newelli) and Rapa Shearwater (P. myrtae). The newly defined Newell’s Shearwater breeds on Hawaiian Islands, predominantly on … Continue reading
Raiatea Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus chrysogaster) is found only in the Leeward Islands (Society Islands), French Polynesia, where it is restricted to the islands of Raiatea, Tahaa, Huahine, Bora Bora and Maupiti. The species is poorly known, but on Raiatea at least … Continue reading
BirdLife species factsheet for Rapa Fruit-dove: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/rapa-fruit-dove-ptilinopus-huttoni The Rapa fruit-dove (Ptilinopus huttoni) is endemic to the tiny island of Rapa in the Tubuai Islands, French Polynesia, where its population was estimated at 274 individuals (175-368) in 1989-1990 (Thibault and Varney … Continue reading
BirdLife Species factsheet for Polynesian Imperial-pigeon: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/polynesian-imperial-pigeon-ducula-aurorae Polynesian Imperial-pigeon, Ducula aurorae, is currently listed as Endangered under criterion D on the basis that it has been estimated to have a very small population, and probably only occurs on only … Continue reading
BirdLife Species factsheet for Ultramarine Lorikeet: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/ultramarine-lorikeet-vini-ultramarina Ultramarine Lorikeet, Vini ultramarina, is endemic to the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Once occurring on several islands in the group it has gone extinct on all bar one of these. On Ua … Continue reading
BirdLife Species factsheet for Ouvea Parakeet: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/ouvea-parakeet-eunymphicus-uvaeensis Endemic to the island of Ouvea, French Polynesia, Ouvea Parakeet, Eunymphicus uvaeensis, is currently listed as Endangered under criterion B1ab(iii) as it was believed to be restricted to a small area of … Continue reading
Archived 2017 topics: Rimatara Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus rimitarae): uplist to Critically Endangered?
BirdLife species factsheet for Rimatara Reed-warbler: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/rimatara-reed-warbler-acrocephalus-rimitarae Rimatara Reed-warbler, Acrocephalus rimitarae, is endemic to the small island of Rimatara in the Austral Islands of French Polynesia, with a Minimum Convex Polygon Extent of Occurrence of only 10km2. The species … Continue reading
Iphis Monarch, Pomarea iphis, is restricted to the island of Ua Huka in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. The species appears to prefer forested habitat, with breeding individuals found in native low- to mid-elevation moist/wet forest and locally in dry … Continue reading
The Marquesas Ground-dove, Alopecoenas rubescens, is restricted to two small islets (Hatuta’a and Fatu Huku) in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. It inhabits wooded areas and shrubby vegetation on these islands, with individuals on Hatuta’a favouring the plateau and only … Continue reading