Friday, October 16, 2009

Endangered bird of fiji, Re-throated Lorikeet.

Red-throated Lorikeet or Charmosyna amabilis , has 18 cm long and entirely green but for red cheeks, throat and thighs. Red throat bordered with yellow. Mustard-yellow undertail and tail tips.High-pitched squeaks uttered whilst feeding or in flight.
This species qualifies as Critically Endangered lorikeet because a tiny population which is continuing to decline as a result of predation from introduced rats and loss of habitat. It is endemic to Fiji and found in the islands of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and Ovalau. Population estimated is less than 50 .

This last stamp of endanger bird series of Fiji which collaborated with Bird Life International.

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