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Cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis) and other vagrant birds in Fiji

  • Publication Type

    Journal Article

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  • Author(s)

    G. Dutson; D. Watling

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  • Volume, Issue

    54, 1

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  • Article Type

    short note


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Cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis) and other vagrant birds in Fiji

Notornis, 54 (1), 54-55

G. Dutson; D. Watling (2007)

Article Type: short note



[First paragraph…]BirdLife International surveyed birds in Fiji from Oct 2002 to Aug 2005 to identify the country’s Important Bird Areas (IBAs). Most surveys were undertaken in wet forest, focussing on threatened and endemic birds. A few small seabird-nesting islands were surveyed and other incidental birdwatching was concentrated around Suva. Although many new data were collected on the resident birds, only 2 new vagrant species were recorded. This suggests that the birds of Fiji have been relatively well-documented (excepting pelagic seabirds which were very poorly covered by the BirdLife surveys). These records update the review of Fiji’s birds in Watling (2001).