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Alternative name: Maroon Shining Parrot

Subspecies taviunensis
Photo by MartinUK
Taveuni Estate, Taveuni Island,Fiji, April 2017
Prosopeia tabuensis



It is endemic to the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni in Fiji.



  • P. t. tabuensis:
  • Fiji (Vanua Levu, Kioa, Koro and Gau); ‘Eua Island (Tonga)
  • P. t. taviunensis:
  • Fiji (Taveuni and Qamea)


Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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