Fiji Petrel (Pterodroma macgillivrayi)

Taxonomy

Monotypic

Conservation status is CRITICAL.

Also known as Macgillivray's Petrel
 

Identification

None yet
 

Where and When

Known from one specimen collected on Gau Island, Fiji, in 1855, until in 1984 when an adult was captured there and released. In 1985 a fledgling (which later died) was found and, as a result of the increased awareness among villagers and visiting ornithologists, the number of observations on Gau (mostly of juveniles) has risen to eight; although nests have still not been located (despite many hundreds of hours of searching), breeding conditions appear favourable with sufficient undisturbed mature forest, but predation by feral cats is a potential threat.
 

Photographs on the web

None
 

Literature


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