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Parrots of Fiji

Birds are Fiji’s most conspicuous wildlife and are a vital component of the nation’s natural heritage. Although small in number, the avifauna abounds with exciting species. They range from the Kula, with cultural significance, to the Silktail, with special scientific interest.  Approximately one-third of Fiji’s land birds are endemic, meaning they are found nowhere else in the world. Many more spectacular birds, such as the Blue-crested Broadbill, the Yellow-breasted Musk Parrot, and the Orange Dove, are rarely seen by casual observers because they are confined to forests and are never seen in open habitats. Fortunately, there are exceptions, a good example being the Kula or Collared Lory. This spectacular little parrot is equally at home in central Suva as in the forested interior. Let’s discover this world together.

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Sandpipers and allies


ImageSpecies
Bristle thighed curlew numenius tahitiensisBRISTLE-THIGHED CURLEW (Numenius tahitiensis)
TAGS
Migrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
whimbrelWHIMBREL (Numenius phaeopus)
TAGS
Migrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
FAR EASTERN CURLEW.FAR EASTERN CURLEW (Numenius madagascariensis)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Bar tailed Godwit FIJIBAR-TAILED GODWIT (Limosa lapponica)
TAGS
Migrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Limosa haemastica fIJIHUDSONIAN GODWIT (Limosa haemastica)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Ruddy turnstoneRUDDY TURNSTONE (Arenaria interpres)
TAGS
Migrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Red KnotRED KNOT (Calidris canutus)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
ruff philomachus 1RUFF (Calidris pugnax)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Calidris SwampSHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (Calidris acuminata)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED Unknown
Calidris ferrugineCURLEW SANDPIPER (Calidris ferruginea)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Red necked StintRED-NECKED STINT (Calidris ruficollis)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Calidris alba Laem Phak BiaSANDERLING (Calidris alba)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED
Unknown
Pectoral SandpiperPECTORAL SANDPIPER (Calidris melanotos)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Xenus cinereus AlnusTEREK SANDPIPER (Xenus cinereus)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Actitis hypoleucoCOMMON SANDPIPER (Actitis hypoleucos)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
SolitarysandpiperSOLITARY SANDPIPER (Tringa solitaria)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Tringa brevipesGRAY-TAILED TTLER (Tringa brevipes)
TAGS
Migrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Wandering TattlerWANDERING TATTLER (Tringa incana)
TAGS
Migrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Lesser YellowlegsLESSER YELLOWLEGS (Tringa flavipes)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
No Bird ImageVITI LEVU SNIPE (Coenocorypha miratropica)
TAGS
Extirpated
RECORDED
Viti Levu

Skuas and jaegers


ImageSpecies
South polar skuaSOUTH POLAR SKUA (Stercorarius maccormicki)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Pomarine jaegerPOMARINE JAEGER (Stercorarius pomarinus)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Parasitic jaegerPARASITIC JAEGER (Stercorarius parasiticus)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Long tailed jaegerLONG-TAILED JAEGER (Stercorarius longicaudus)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma

Gulls, terns, and skimmers


ImageSpecies
Silver gullSILVER GULL (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Laughing gullLAUGHING GULL (Leucophaeus atricilla)
TAGS
X
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Kelp gullKELP GULL (Larus dominicanus)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Brown noddyBROWN NODDY (Anous stolidus)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Black noddyBLACK NODDY (Anous minutus)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Blue gray noddyBLUE-GRAY NODDY (Anous ceruleus)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
White ternWHITE TERN (Gygis alba)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Sooty ternSOOTY TERN (Onychoprion fuscatus)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Gray backed ternGRAY-BACKED TERN (Onychoprion lunatus)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED
Unknown
Bridled ternBRIDLED TERN (Onychoprion anaethetus)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED
Unknown
Little ternLITTLE TERN (Sternula albifrons)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
White winged ternWHITE-WINGED TERN (Chlidonias leucopterus)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Black naped ternBLACK-NAPED TERN (Sterna sumatran)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
Common ternCOMMON TERN (Sterna hirundo)
TAGS
Passage migrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti
Great crested ternGREAT CRESTED TERN (Thalasseus bergii)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma

Tropicbirds


ImageSpecies
White tailed tropicbirdWHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRD (Phaethon lepturus)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Red tailed tropicbirdRED-TAILED TROPICBIRD (Phaethon rubricauda)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma

Albatrosses


ImageSpecies
Black browed albatrossBLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS (Thalassarche melanophris)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Wandering albatrossWANDERING ALBATROSS (Diomedea exulans)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED
Unknown

Southern storm-petrels


ImageSpecies
Wilsons storm petrelWILSON’S STORM PETREL (Oceanites oceanicus)
TAGS
Passage migrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
White faced storm petrelWHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL (Pelagodroma marina)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
White bellied storm petrelWHITE-BELLIED STORM-PETREL (Fregetta grallaria)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
New Zealand storm petrelNEW ZEALAND STORM-PETREL (Fregetta maoriana)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Black bellied storm petrelBLACK-BELLIED STORM-PETREL (Fregetta tropica)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
No Bird ImagePOLYNESIAN STORM-PETREL (Nesofregatta fuliginosa)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti

Northern storm-petrels


ImageSpecies
Leachs storm petrelLEACH’S STORM-PETREL (Hydrobates leucorhous)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Matsudairas storm petrelMATSUDAIRA’S STORM-PETREL (Hydrobates matsudairae)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma

Shearwaters and petrels


ImageSpecies
Southern giant petrelSOUTHERN GIANT-PETREL (Macronectes giganteus)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Cape petrelCAPE PETREL (Daption capense)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Gray faced petrelGRAY-FACED PETREL (Pterodroma gouldi)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED
Unknown
Kermadec petrelKERMADEC PETREL (Pterodroma neglecta)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
No Bird ImageHERALD PETREL (Pterodroma heraldica)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Murphys petrelMURPHY’S PETREL (Pterodroma ultima)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Providence petrelPROVIDENCE PETREL (Pterodroma solandri)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Mottled petrelMOTTLED PETREL (Pterodroma inexpectata)
TAGS
Passage migrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
White necked petrelWHITE-NECKED PETREL (Pterodroma cervicalis)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED
Unknown
Black winged petrelBLACK-WINGED PETREL ((Pterodroma nigripennis)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED
Unknown
Goulds petrelGOULD’S PETREL (Pterodroma leucoptera)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Collared petrelCOLLARED PETREL (Pterodroma brevipes)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
No Bird ImagePHOENIX PETREL (Pterodroma alba)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
No Bird ImageFIJI PETREL (Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Lomaiviti
Tahiti petrelTAHITI PETREL (Pseudobulweria rostrata)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Taveuni – Lomaiviti
Parkinsons petrelPARKINSON’S PETREL (Procellaria parkinsoni).
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Flesh footed shearwaterFLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER (Ardenna carneipes)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Wedge tailed shearwaterWEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER (Ardenna pacifica)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Bullers shearwaterBULLER’S SHEARWATER (Ardenna bulleri)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Sooty shearwaterSOOTY SHEARWATER (Ardenna grisea)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Short tailed shearwaterSHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER (Ardenna tenuirostris)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Christmas shearwaterCHRISTMAS SHEARWATER (Puffinus nativitatis)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Newells shearwaterNEWELL’S SHEARWATER (Puffinus newelli)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED
Unknown
No Bird ImageTROPICAL SHEARWATER (Puffinus bailloni)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau

Frigatebirds


ImageSpecies
Lesser frigatebirdLESSER FRIGATEBIRD (Fregata ariel)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Great frigatebirdGREAT FRIGATEBIRD (Fregata minor)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma

Boobies and gannets


ImageSpecies
Masked boobyMASKED BOOBY (Sula dactylatra)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Brown booby 1BROWN BOOBY (Sula leucogaster)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Red footed boobyRED-FOOTED BOOBY (Sula sula)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma

Pelicans


ImageSpecies
Australian pelicanAUSTRALIAN PELICAN (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma

Herons, egrets, and bitterns


ImageSpecies
Great egretGREAT EGRET (Ardea alba)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
White faced heronWHITE-FACED HERON (Egretta novaehollandiae)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu
Pacific reef egretPACIFIC REEF-EGRET (Egretta sacra)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Cattle egretCATTLE EGRET (Bubulcus ibis)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Striated heronSTRIATED HERON (Butorides striata) Fiji’s Mangrove Heron is a shy and generally inconspicuous species. It is restricted to the presence of large stands of mangrove. In their vicinity the Heron may venture out onto adjacent mud flats and fringing reefs where it may be seen in its characteristic hunched-up posture, staying motionless for long periods as it waits for prey to venture close to it before striking with great rapidity. The Mangrove Heron builds a quite bulky nest, several metres above the water, deep in mangrove forests.
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau

Ibises and spoonbills


ImageSpecies
Glossy ibisGLOSSY IBIS (Plegadis falcinellus)
TAGS
Vagrant
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma

Hawks, eagles, and kites


ImageSpecies
Swamp harrierSWAMP HARRIER (Circus approximans)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
Fiji goshawkFIJI GOSHAWK (Accipiter rufitorques) – Fiji Goshawk (Accipiter rufitorques) – The Fiji Goshawk is one of Fiji’s special birds. It is a well-known and handsome bird of prey which is found nowhere else in the world. Fortunately the Goshawk is a common species and found throughout Fiji, except in the Southern Lau Group. It can be observed even in urban areas where it helps to keep down the population of Mynah birds.
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti

Barn-owls


ImageSpecies
Australasian grass owlAUSTRALASIAN GRASS-OWL (Tyto longimembris)
TAGS
Extirpated
RECORDED
Viti Levu
Barn owlBARN OWL (Tyto alba) – The Barn Owl is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan birds. It is found on every continent except Antarctica and on many of the smaller oceanic islands. This nocturnal bird of prey is found on all but the smallest islands in Fiji. It is a well known species and the subject of much local folk-lore. In Fiji Barn Owls eat rats and mice almost exclusively and in this manner do much good. During the breeding season they make a wide variety of noises, the best known being a harsh screeching while in flight.
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau

Kingfishers


ImageSpecies
Pacific kingfisherPACIFIC KINGFISHER (Todirhamphus sacer)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
Sacred kingfisherSACRED KINGFISHER (Todirhamphus sanctus)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED
Unknown

Falcons


ImageSpecies
Peregrine falconPEREGRINE FALCON (Falco peregrinus) The Peregrine Falcon is one of the world’s best known species After many years of decline caused by indiscriminate use of pesticides, the Falcon is making a welcome return in many parts of the world. To many rural Fijians it is a well known species and the subject of folk-lore and mythology. Fiji’s Peregrines are restricted to nesting sites on large cliffs. The stoop of the Peregrine Falcon, as it descends on its intended victim, is believed to be the fastest speed attained by any bird.
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti

Old World Parrots

Fiji’s parrots were of great significance to early Fijians long before Europeans arrived with their science, taxonomy in particular because the red feathers of Fiji’s parrots were central to an almost Pacific-wide trade. In fact, red feathers were the currency of trade for many of the Pacific’s earliest inhabitants.

ImageSpecies
Crimson shining parrotCRIMSON SHINING-PARROT (Prosopeia splendens)
TAGS
Introduced, Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Kadavu
Red shining parrotRED SHINING-PARROT (Prosopeia tabuensis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Vanua Levu – Taveuni
Masked shining parrotMASKED SHINING-PARROT (Prosopeia personata)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu
No Bird ImageRED-THROATED LORIKEET (Vini amabilis)
TAGS
Breeder, Extirpated
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni -Lomaiviti
Collared loryCOLLARED LORY (Vini solitarius)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
Blue crowned lorikeetBLUE-CROWNED LORIKEET (Vini australis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Lau

Honeyeaters


ImageSpecies
No Bird ImageROTUMA MYZOMELA (Myzomela chermesina)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Rotuma
Orange breasted myzomelaORANGE-BREASTED MYZOMELA (Myzomela jugularis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
No Bird ImageKADAVU HONEYEATER (Meliphacator provocator)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Kadavu
Chattering giant honeyeaterCHATTERING GIANT-HONEYEATER (Gymnomyza viridis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Vanua Levu – Taveuni
Western wattled honeyeaterWESTERN WATTLED-HONEYEATER (Foulehaio procerior)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu
No Bird ImageDUETTING GIANT-HONEYEATER (Gymnomyza brunneirostris)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Vanua Levu
Eastern wattled honeyeaterEASTERN WATTLED-HONEYEATER (Foulehaio carunculatus)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Northern wattled honeyeaterNORTHERN WATTLED-HONEYEATER (Foulehaio taviunensis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Vanua Levu – Taveuni

Cuckoo shrikes


ImageSpecies
Polynesian trillerPOLYNESIAN TRILLER (Lalage maculosa)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma

Whistlers and allies


ImageSpecies
Fiji whistlerFIJI WHISTLER (Pachycephala vitiensis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau

Woodswallows, bellmagpies, and allies


ImageSpecies
Fiji woodswallowFIJI WOODSWALLOW (Artamus mentalis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Lomaiviti
Australian magpieAUSTRALIAN MAGPIE (Gymnorhina tibicen) – The Australian Magpie was first introduced to Fiji in the 1880s to control the Coconut Stick Insect which can on occasions be a serious of coconut palms. There have been at least two and probably more separate introductions from Australia, one of which, in 1916, was organised by the Agriculture Department who charged planters £1 a pair. Some of these birds went to plantations on Taveuni, also to Vanua Levu and probably also to Viti Levu, as well as Mago, Laucala and Cicia islands, but only on Taveuni are they quite well established today. The Fijian Magpies are hybrids of the black and white backed races imported from different parts of Australia.
TAGS
Introduced
RECORDED
Taveuni

Fantails


ImageSpecies
Taveuni silktailTAVEUNI SILKTAIL (Lamprolia victoriae)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Taveuni
No Bird ImageNATEWA SILKTAIL (Lamprolia klinesmithi)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Vanua Levu
Streaked fantailSTREAKED FANTAIL (Rhipidura verreauxi)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Lomaiviti
No Bird ImageKADAVU FANTAIL (Rhipidura personata) – The Kadavu Fantail, as its name implies, is found on Kadavu and nowhere else in the world. It is a common and characteristic bird of Kadavu’s forests where its inquisitiveness brings it out to meet any visitors in the forest. Frequently such visitors are harangued with drooping wings, a fanned tail and harsh scolding call.
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Kadavu

Monarch flycatchers


ImageSpecies
No Bird ImageOGEA MONARCH (Mayrornis versicolor)
TAGSBreederRECORDED
Lau
Slaty monarchSLATY MONARCH (Mayrornis lessoni)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
Fiji shrikebillFIJI SHRIKEBILL (Clytorhynchus vitiensis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
Black throated shrikebillBLACK-THROATED SHRIKEBILL (Clytorhynchus nigrogularis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti
Vanikoro flycatcherVANIKORO FLYCATCHER (Myiagra vanikorensis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
Azure crested flycatcherAZURE-CRESTED FLYCATCHER (Myiagra azureocapilla)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Taveuni
No Bird ImageCHESTNUT-THROATED FLYCATCHER (Myiagra castaneigularis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu

Australasian robins


ImageSpecies
Pacific robinPACIFIC ROBIN (Petroica pusilla)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu

Grassbirds and allies


ImageSpecies
No Bird ImageLONG-LEGGED THICKETBIRD (Trichocichla rufa)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu

Swallows


ImageSpecies
Pacific swallowPACIFIC SWALLOW (Hirundo tahitica)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau

Bulbuls


ImageSpecies
Red vented bulbul FijiRED-VENTED BULBUL (Pycnonotus cafer) – A conspicuous bird, easily recognised by the combination of its dark, almost black plumage, black erectile crest, white rump, and scarlet vent. The Red-vented ulbul is native to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Myanmar. Because the arrival of the bulbul in the Pacific was first noticed in Fiji at the turn of the century, it is most likely to have arrived” with the indentured migrants, for it was not deliberately introduced by Fiji’s Agriculture Department. The Bulbul holds a special place in Indian literature and folklore.
TAGS
Introduced
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Lomaiviti

Bush warblers and allies


ImageSpecies
Fiji bush warblerFIJI BUSH WARBLER (Horornis ruficapilla)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu

White-eyes, yuhinas, and allies


ImageSpecies
Layards white eyeLAYARD’S WHITE-EYE (Zosterops explorator)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti
SilvereyeSILVEREYE (Zosterops lateralis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti
Yellow fronted white eyeYELLOW-FRONTED WHITE-EYE (Zosterops flavifrons)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED
Unknown

Starlings


ImageSpecies
Polynesian starlingPOLYNESIAN STARLING (Aplonis tabuensis)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
European starlingEUROPEAN STARLING (Sturnus vulgaris)
TAGS
Introduced
RECORDED
Lau
Common mynaCOMMON MYNA (Acridotheres tristis)
TAGS
Introduced
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti
Jungle mynaJUNGLE MYNA (Acridotheres fuscus) – That there are two species of introduced Mynah in Fiji. The Jungle or Buffalo Mynah is best distinguished by its black plumage, the conspicuous tuft of hair­like feathers at the base of the bill and its bright yellow eye. Jungle Mynahs were introduced to Viti Levu in about 1900 to control Armyworm caterpillars, which can be a serious pest to many crops.

Today, the Jungle Mynah is found abundantly only on Viti Levu and Ovalau and their immediate offshore islands, though it avoids the ‘jungle’ and prefers pasture and open agriculture land.
TAGS
Introduced
RECORDED
Viti Levu

Thrushes and allies


ImageSpecies
No Bird ImageISLAND THRUSH (Turdus poliocephalus)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti

Waxbills and allies


ImageSpecies
Red avadavat FijiRED AVADAVAT (Amandava amandava)
TAGS
Introduced
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu
Fiji parrotfinch FijiFIJI PARROTFINCH (Erythrura pealii)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu
No Bird ImagePINK-BILLED PARROTFINCH (Erythrura kleinschmidti)
TAGS
Breeder
RECORDED
Viti Levu
Java sparrow FijiJAVA SPARROW (Padda oryzivora) – The Java Sparrow is an attractive large finch with light grey plumage and contrasting black head with white cheeks. The Java Sparrow was first recorded in Fiji in 1925 and populations are recorded as having become established on Taveuni, around Savusavu on Vanua Levu and in south-east Viti Levu. The Java Sparrow is a strictly grain-eating bird which can seriously damage cultivated rice.
TAGS
Introduced
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni

Old World sparrows


ImageSpecies
House sparrowHOUSE SPARROW (Passer domesticus)
TAGS
Introduced
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma

Megapodes


ImageDescription
No Bird ImageCONSUMED SCRUBFOWL (Megapodius alimentum)
TAGS
Extirpated
RECORDED
Lau
No Bird ImageVITI LEVU SCRUBFOWL (Megapodius amissus)
TAGS
Extirpated
RECORDED
Viti Levu – Lau
No Bird ImageMELANESIAN SCRUBFOWL (Megapodius eremita)
TAGS
Unknown
RECORDED
Unknown

Sylviornithids


ImageSpecies
No Bird Image NOBLE MEGAPODE (Megavitiornis altirostris)
TAGS
X
RECORDED
Viti Levu

Common NameRecorded
EASTERN SPOT BILLED DUCK
Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl [1]
Unknown
MALLARD
Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl [1]
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
BROWN QUAIL
Pheasants, grouse & allies
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu
WANDERING WHISTLING DUCK
Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl [1]
Viti Levu
PACIFIC BLACK DUCK
Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl [1]
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti
RED JUNGLEFOWL
Pheasants, grouse & allies
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
WILD TURKEY
Pheasants, grouse & allies
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
ROCK DOVE
Pigeons and doves
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni
METALLIC PIGEON
Pigeons and doves
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
SPOTTED DOVE
Pigeons and doves
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Lau
MANY COLOURED FRUIT DOVE
Pigeons and doves
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
ORANGE DOVE
Pigeons and doves
Vanua Levu – Taveuni
GOLDEN DOVE
Pigeons and doves
Viti Levu – Lomaiviti
PACIFIC IMPERIAL PIGEON
Pigeons and doves
Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
PEALE’S IMPERIAL PIGEON
Pigeons and doves
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
LAU IMPERIAL-PIGEON
Pigeons and doves
Viti Levu – Lau
VITI LEVU GIANT PIGEON
Pigeons and doves
Viti Levu
CRIMSON-CROWNED FRUIT DOVE
Pigeons and doves
Lau – Rotuma
VELVET DOVE
Pigeons and doves
Kadavu
SHY GROUND DOVE
Pigeons and doves
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
LONG TAILED KOEL
Cuckoos
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
FAN TAILED CUCKOO
Cuckoos
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti
TAWNY FROGMOUTH
Frogmouth
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
WHITE-THROATED NEEDLETAIL
Swifts
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
WHITE-RUMPED SWIFTLET
Swifts
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
AUSTRALIAN SWIFTLET
Swifts
Unknown
BUFF BANDED RAIL
Rails, gallinules, and coots
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
BLACK-BACKED SWAMPHEN
Rails, gallinules, and coots
Unknown
AUSTRALASIAN SWAMPHEN
Rails, gallinules, and coots
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
WHITE BROWED CRAKE
Rails, gallinules, and coots
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
SPOTLESS CRAKE
Rails, gallinules, and coots
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau
VITI LEVU RAIL
Rails, gallinules, and coots
Viti Levu
BAR-WINGED RAIL
Rails, gallinules, and coots
Unknown
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
Plovers and lapwings
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER
Plovers and lapwings
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
MASKED LAPWING
Plovers and lapwings
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
LESSER SAND-PLOVER
Plovers and lapwings
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
CASPIAN PLOVER
Plovers and lapwings
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
DOUBLE-BANDED PLOVER
Plovers and lapwings
Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – Taveuni – Kadavu – Lomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
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