Rarotonga Flycatcher

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Rarotonga Flycatcher is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

of the endangered kakerori or Rarotonga flycatcher that the group is working to save. It's a gentle walk through lush forest suitable for all ages. Hikes start at 0930 Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and the charge includes light refreshments and transfers. Pa's Discovery Nature Walk is another good way to get acquainted with the natural history of Rarotonga. The four-hour hike through the bush behind Matavera includes a light lunch; both it and Pa's guided cross-island hike have hotel transfers included. More

Videos and images Rarotonga flycatcher perched on branch In 1989, this small flycatcher was one of the ten rarest birds in the world, teetering on the brink of extinction with a declining population of just 29 birds. Thanks to an intensive conservation programme, however, the bird has made a spectacular ... More

Rarotonga flycatcher perched on branch Rarotonga flycatcher perched on branchPrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: Cook Islands flycatcher, Kakerori, Rarotonga monarch Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Muscicapidae Genus Pomarea (1) More

The Rarotonga Flycatcher (Pomarea dimidiata) is officially classified as an endangered species. But a few years ago, it was on the verge of extinction. Then between 2001 and 2003, 30 of the remaining birds were transferred from Rarotonga where they were prey to the ship rat, to Atiu where the predator doesn't exist. Thanks to careful conservation management, there are now thought to be about 200 birds in existence. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resource has more information. More

examples of the Rarotonga flycatcher or kakerori remained because of attacks on the birds' nests by ship rats. Fortunately a local landowners' group, the Takitumu Conservation Area, took an interest in the kakerori's survival and began laying rat poison in the nesting areas during the breeding season. By 2005 there were 265 kakerori. More

Rarotonga Flycatcher Pomarea dimidiata, Rarotonga Starling Aplonis cinerascens Atiu Swiftlet Collocalia sawtelli Mangaia Kingfisher Todirhamphus ruficollaris Cook Islands Fruit-Dove Ptilinopus rarotongensis and Cook Islands Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus kerearako. useful reading The Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific - by H. Douglas Pratt, Phillip L. Bruner, Delwyn G. Berrett ISBN: 0691023999 Buy this book from NHBS. More

The Rarotonga Flycatcher, or Kakerori, is found only on a limited area of that island and is slowly making a comeback from the endangered species list. The Kakerori was until recently on the verge of extinction. Due to the efforts of the Kakerori Recovery Program, a population increase from 29 birds in 1989 to 140 in 1997 was documented, so it is now making a comeback. More

46567 Rarotonga Flycatcher, Takitumu Conservation Area Pomarea dimidiata More

Picture of Pomarea dimidiata above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Anne van der Wal
Author: Anne van der Wal
Permission: Some rights reserved
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Monarchidae
Genus : Pomarea
Species : dimidiata
Authority : (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1871)