Friday, October 16, 2009

Endangered bird of Fiji, Pink-billed parrotfinch

Pink-billed Parrotfinch , Erythrura kleinschmidti ,is approximately 11 cm long, robust, greenish finch with outsized bill . The species has olive-green with black face, bluish crown and nape and red rump. This species is restricted to a single subpopulation on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji and qualifies as Vulnerable because recent surveys have shown that even though it has a larger population than previously estimated, the population is still small, and declining owing to habitat loss. The population estimated between 2,500-9,999. It is mainly found in mature, wet forest up to 1,000 m, sometimes found in secondary scrub and plantations.

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