Fiji Petrel Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi


Bird, J. P. 2017. Observation of an all-dark Pseudobulweria petrel in the Bismarck Sea, with a review and discussion of recent records. Bull. Brit. Orn. Club 137: 272-277.

BirdLife International. 2008. Species Guardian Action Update: November 2008 - Fiji Petrel Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi. Available at: #

Carboneras, C., Jutglar, F. and Kirwan, G.M. 2014. Fiji Petrel (Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Carlile, N., Pinet, P., O’Connor, E., Fullagar, P., Qalo, P., Watling, D. In prep.. An analysis of the calls of two enigmatic petrels: Mascarene petrel Pseudobulweria aterrima and Fiji petrel PS macgillivrayi.

Fiji Petrel Campaign Team. 2014. Music-loving Fiji Petrel. Available at: (Accessed: 08/06/2015).

Flood, R. L.; Wilson, A. C.; Zufelt, K. 2017. Observations of five little-known tubenoses from Melanesia in January 2017: Beck's Petrel Psuedobulweria becki, an all-dark Psuedobulweria, Magnificent Petrel Pterodroma (brevipes) magnificens , Vanuatu Petrel Pterodroma (cervicalis) occulta and Heinroth's Shearwater Puffinus heinrothi. Bull. Brit. Orn. Club 137: 226-236.

O'Brien, M.; Bird, J. P.; O'Connor, E.; Qalo, P.; Fraser, M.; Watling, D. 2016. New distribution records of collared petrel (Pterodroma brevipes) in Fiji and development of a rapid assessment monitoring method. Notornis 63(1): 18-25.

Priddel, C.; Carlile, N. 2004. South Pacific: spotlight on the Fiji Petrel, a rare bird indeed! Wildlife Conservation 107: 6-7.

Priddel, D.; Carlile, N. 1995. An artificial nest box for burrow-nesting seabirds. Emu 94: 290-3.

Priddel, D.; Carlile, N.; Moce, K.; Watling, D. 2008. A review of records and recovery actions for the 'Critically endangered' Fiji Petrel, Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi. Bird Conservation International 18(4): 381-393.

Shirihai, H. 2004. Voyage of discovery. Birdwatch 243: 36-39.

Shirihai, H. 2008. Rediscovery of Beck's Petrel Pseudobulweria becki, and other observations of tubenoses from the Bismarck archipelago, Papua New Guinea. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 128(1): 3-16.

Shirihai, H.; Pym, T.; Kretzschmar, J.; Moce, K.; Taukei, A.; Watling, D. 2009. First observations of Fiji Petrel Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi at sea: off Gau Island, Fiji, in May 2009. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 129(3): 129-148.

SPREP. 2000. Proceedings of the Melanesian Avifauna Conservation Workshop, Nadi, Fiji, 5-10 March, 2000.

Susu, A. 2015. Nature Fiji Targets Invasive Species. Available at: (Accessed: 08/06/2015).

Watling, D. 2000. Conservation status of Fijian birds. Technical Group 2 Report - Fiji Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.

Watling, D.; Lewanavanua, R. F. 1985. A note to record the continuing survival of the Fiji (MacGillivray's) Petrel Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi. Ibis 127: 230-233.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.