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Marquesan Ground-dove eating tussock seeds

This picture is of a male marquesan ground-dove, an endemic terrestrial bird species of Marquesas Archipelago. There is only 2 population in the world, one on Hatuta'a Island (1000 ind.) and Fatu Uku Island (200 ind.). These islands are uninhabited by people. They are vulnerable to introduced invasive species, but seem to be able to co-exist now on these islands with Pacific rats (introduced by the first polynesians), although the birds reproductive success is hindered by their presence

TAGS: Bird, Conservation, French Polynesia

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Taravao, French Polynesia
Member since 2017
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© Adara Tehani Withers.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2017
Total Views: 14
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 4, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Focal Length: 89.1mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO200
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