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Author: Thibault, Jean-Claude; Varney, Albert
Year: 1991
Title: Numbers and habitat of the Rapa Fruit dove Ptilinopus huttoni
Journal: Bird Conservation International
Volume: 1
Pages: 75-81
Keywords: Rapa; Ptilinopus huttoni

Abstract: A survey in December/January 1989/1990 revealed that an estimated 274 Rapa Fruit-doves Ptilinopus huttoni remain in Rapa’s last (and fragmented) 292 ha of forest. This suggests no serious decline since 1974, but the forests continue to be degraded and cleared, and action to preserve key sites is urgently needed.