Family Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Least Concern

Fiji Parrotfinch (Erythrura pealii)


Taxonomy

French: Diamant de Peal German: Fidschipapageiamadine Spanish: Diamante de Fiyi
Taxonomy:

Erythrura Pealii

Hartlaub

, 1852,

Vanua Levu, Fiji

.

Commonly treated as conspecific with E. cyaneovirens, and geographical position between subspecies of latter species (which see) problematic. Nevertheless, differs in its black vs blue chin and throat (3); reduced blue on breast, shading quickly to green (1); red of crown stopping at hindneck, nape thus being green and not red, and with no adjacent blue on mantle (3); smaller size (effect size for bill vs E. c. cyaneovirens −5.69, vs E. c. regia −4.07; score 2); use of forest edge and open areas, including gardens and suburbs, feeding frequently on lawns, vs restricted to closed-canopy forest, feeding largely in trees (1). Monotypic.

What do (1) and (2) mean? Learn more about the scoring system.
Distribution:

Fiji (Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Viti Levu, Kadavu, and Mamanuca and Yasawa Groups).

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2018). Fiji Parrotfinch (Erythrura pealii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/1344116 on 23 June 2018).