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Tifo, Episode 7 : In season 2, Tifo moves to another area

Tifo, Episode 7 : In season 2, Tifo moves to another area

Monarque de Tahiti ©Thomas Ghestemme

Here is ex Mrs Tifo, a third year young female with black and brown feathering. Picture Thomas Ghestemme

Facing winged predators and an ill wind blowing, Tifo decided to pack up and moved to another safer territory in the Maruapo valley, on the cliff slope.
In this area lived three young beautiful Monarch females… 
Will Tifo soon replace his previous bird-friend?

 

Half way through, 2015/2016 breeding season has been a record year for the critically endangered Tahiti Monarch. The good news is that the 53 adults so far this year have, initially, fledged 14 young – with at least one more expected.

But this year was different in not a good way.

Maybe because of El Niño, there was an ill wind blowing through the valleys. There was the sudden disappearance of five young after fledging.

So what has happened?

 

>>>> Read here the whole story on BirdLife website.