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Tahiti, Polynesia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Tahiti, Polynesia

Map of Tahiti, Polynesia

Tahiti Monarch (Pomarea nigra) - Female Tahiti Kingfisher (Todirhamphus veneratus) Tahiti Monarch (Pomarea nigra) Tahiti Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus caffer) Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)
Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) Red-browed Firetail (Neochmia temporalis) Chestnut-breasted Munia (Lonchura castaneothorax) Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata) Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild)

Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia. The island has a fairly dense population along the coasts, but the center of the island is mostly nature (and many introduced plants)


French Polynesia

7/13/2010: After our trip to see the solar eclipse on Anaa, we spent three nights on the main island of Tahiti.

Activities included scuba diving to a shipwreck and a crashed airplane near the end of the airport runway, hiking into a valley on the west side of the island to find the Tahiti Monarch, hiking into the Papenoo Valley, and eating at the trucks in Papeete.

Previous Visit (Anaa: 7/11/2010)
Next Visit (Moorea: 7/15/2010)

Species Recorded (24)

Birds ( 22 )

Tropicbirds ( Phaethontidae )
White-tailed Tropicbird - Phaethon lepturus

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

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Pacific Reef-Heron - Egretta sacra

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Pacific Black Duck - Anas superciliosa

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Wandering Tattler - Tringa incana

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Brown Noddy - Anous stolidus
Great Crested Tern - Thalasseus bergii

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Zebra Dove - Geopelia striata
Gray-green Fruit-Dove - Ptilinopus purpuratus

( Dacelonidae )
Tahiti Kingfisher - Todiramphus veneratus

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Polynesian Swiftlet - Aerodramus leucophaeus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Pacific Swallow - Hirundo tahitica

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Red-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus cafer

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Silvereye - Zosterops lateralis

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Tahiti Monarch - Pomarea nigra

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Tahiti Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus caffer

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Crimson-backed Tanager - Ramphocelus dimidiatus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Common Waxbill - Estrilda astrild
Chestnut-breasted Munia - Lonchura castaneothorax
Red-browed Firetail - Neochmia temporalis




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