6000 species reached

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Subject: 6000 species reached
From: "John Penhallurick" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 19:47:42 +1100
Hi all,
I am delighted to report that I got to 6000 life birds on a recent trip to Fiji.  My 6000th species was the Red Shining Parrot Prosopeia tabuensis seen at 11.30 am on the De Voeux Peak trail on Taveuni Island Fiji.  I was hoping to make Silktail my 6000th, but 3 Silktails seen just 10 minutes later represented 6002.
I had a very successful trip, seeing all the thirty land birds that one could reasonably hope to see on Viti Levu, Taveuni and Kandavu (ie excluding the Pink-billed Parrotfinch and Red-throated Lorikeet).
I wonder if I'll ever get to Ogea for the Ogea Monarch or to Rotuma for the Rotuma Myzomela?
I'll be doing a detailed trip report on the Fiji Trip.  Let me know if you'd like a copy. 
Good Birding and Merry Christmas to all,
John Penhallurick
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