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Individual study: Translocation of ultramarine lorikeet Vini ultramarina to Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

Published source details

Kuehler C., Lieberman A., Varney A., Unitt P., Sulpice R.M., Azua J. & Tehevini B. (1997) Translocation of ultramarine lories Vini ultramarina in the Marquesas Islands: Ua Huka to Fatu Hiva. Bird Conservation International, 7, 69-79


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Translocate parrots Bird Conservation

A before-and-after study in 1992-4 on Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia (Kuehler et al. 1997), found 14 ultramarine lorikeets Vini ultramarina on the island following the translocation of 13 birds from Ua Huka between August 1992 and November 1993. There were also anecdotal reports of juvenile lorikeets being present. This translocation programme is discussed in more detail below.