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Notes on the birds of Wallis and Futuna, South-west Pacific

TitleNotes on the birds of Wallis and Futuna, South-west Pacific
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsGill, BJ
JournalNotornis
Volume42
Issue1
Pagination17-22
Type of Articlearticle
Keywordsbird list, Blue-crowned Lory, Futuna, Pacific, Sula spp., Wallis &amp
Abstract

During two weeks on the south-west Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna in September-October 1993 I notes 24 of the 35 species of birds recorded by French ornithologists during a fuller survey in December 1985 and January 1986. A count of boobies on Futuna showed that 5% were adult Brown Boobies. Of the remainder, 27% were adult white morph Red-footed Boobies and 54% were adult Red-footed Boobies of the "white-tailed brown" morph. The continued presence of good numbers of Blue-crowned Lories on Futuna may indicate a lack of ship rats.

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