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Population density and detectability of 3 species of Fijian forest birds

TitlePopulation density and detectability of 3 species of Fijian forest birds
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsJackson, D, Jit, R
JournalNotornis
Volume54
Issue2
Pagination99-111
Type of Articlearticle
Keywordsbird detectability, Fiji, forest bird, giant forest honeyeater, golden dove, island endemic, masked shining parrot, population estimate
Abstract

Three endemic forest bird species, masked shining parrot Prosopeia personata, giant forest honeyeater Gymnomyza viridis, and golden dove Chrysoenas luteovirens were surveyed using distance sampling from forest tracks at 4 sites on Viti Levu, Fiji. Repeat surveys were made at 1 site to better understand the factors affecting detectability. Seasonal changes in detectability reflected the number of calling birds and were almost certainly linked to breeding. The highest mean densities (41 masked shining parrot km-2 (birds), 33 giant forest honeyeater km-2 (calling birds) and 14 golden dove km-2 (calling males)) were found in low

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