Pacific Bird Checklists

The most up-to-date checklists for each of the countries concerned were compiled during the preparation of “A Guide to the Birds of Fiji & Western Polynesia” and these are available to be consulted and or downloaded from Pacific Birds website.

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The Whistling Dove (Ptilinopus layardi)

Ptilinopus layardi

The Whistling Dove (Ptilinopus layardi) male is uniformy green, darker on the back with a conspicuous yellowish green head, white belly and yellow undertail coverts. The female is similar but lacks the distinctive head plumage.Continue Reading …

Kadavu fantail

Rhipidura personata


The Kadavu Fantail is a species of bird in the fantail family Rhipiduridae. It is endemic to Kadavu and Ono in the Kadavu IslandsFiji.Continue Reading …

Kadavu Honeyeater

Xanthotis provocator

The Kadavu Honeyeater (Xanthotis provocator) is a species of bird in the Meliphagidae family. It is endemic to the islands of Kadavu in Fiji.Continue Reading …

Peale’s Imperial ‘Barking’ Pigeon

Ducula latrans

The Peale’s Imperial-pigeon (Ducula latrans) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to Fiji. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and tropical moist montane forest.

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Kadavu (Crimson) Shining Parrot

Prosopeia splendens

The Kadavu parrot is the most distinctive of Fiji’s colourful Shining Parrots. It is a large parrot, similar in size to Fiji’s other two endemic Shining Parrots, measuring up to 45 cm from the tip of its beak to the tip of its tail.Continue Reading …

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