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Moorea, Polynesia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Moorea, Polynesia

Map of Moorea, Polynesia

Grey-green Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus purpuratus) Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) Tahiti Petrel (Pseudobulweria rostrata)

Moorea is a smaller version of Tahiti with some native plants holding on in the center of the island.


French Polynesia

7/15/2010: Our final stop was the island of Moorea which we visited via a ferry from Papeete. Moorea is one of the top tourist destinations in French Polynesia based on reputation.

After not doing much for two days, we rented bikes to visit the center of the island. We sat outside on the slow ferry back to Papeete, and it was a good trip for finding some pelagic birds.

Previous Visit (Tahiti: 7/13/2010)

Species Recorded (14)

Birds ( 13 )

Shearwaters and Petrels ( Procellariidae )
Tahiti Petrel - Pseudobulweria rostrata

Tropicbirds ( Phaethontidae )
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus

Boobies and Gannets ( Sulidae )
Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster
Red-footed Booby - Sula sula

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Swamp Harrier - Circus approximans

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Pacific Reef-Heron - Egretta sacra

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Red Junglefowl - Gallus gallus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Black Noddy - Anous minutus
Brown Noddy - Anous stolidus
Common White-Tern - Gygis alba

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Gray-green Fruit-Dove - Ptilinopus purpuratus

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Red-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus cafer

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis




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