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Photo by Martinuk
Island Resort, Taveun, Fiji, April, 2017
Vini solitaria

Phigys solitarius


Photo by Matalevu
Pacific Harbour, Fiji, July 2006

20 cm

  • Green upperparts
  • Bright red underparts
  • Bright red face, throat breast and belly
  • Purple crown and lower abdomen
  • Red iris
  • Pink feet
  • Orange-yellow bill

Sexes similar. Females have a paler crown.


Endemic to the Fiji Islands
Coastal lowland forests of Fiji Islands


This is a monotypic species[1].


Rainforest. Likes flowering trees, partciularly the Umbrella Tree.



The diet includes fruit, seeds, nectar and blossoms.


They nest in tree hollows. The 2 eggs are incubated for 30 days. The young fledge after about 9 weeks.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.1)_red. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Wikipedia

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