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Author: Watling, Dick
Year: 1978
Title: Observation on the naturalised distribution of the Red-vented Bulbul in the Pacific, with special reference to the Fiji islands
Journal: Notornis
Volume: 25
Issue: 2
Pages: 109-117

Abstract: The present and past naturalized distribution of the Red-vented Bulbul, P.cafer, in the Pacific is described. The species was first recorded in Fiji at the turn of the century and probably arrived with indentured Indian labour. Its restricted distribution in the Fiji Islands coincides with that of several weed species which constitute its main food supply and probably limit its spread.