Notes on the birds of Wallis and Futuna, South-west Pacific
|Title||Notes on the birds of Wallis and Futuna, South-west Pacific|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Type of Article||article|
|Keywords||bird list, Blue-crowned Lory, Futuna, Pacific, Sula spp., Wallis &|
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.