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    Details of this species in Montserrat
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Reported
    Source: Hilton, 2004 in Varnham, 2006
    Arrival Date:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Cats, Felis catus are occasionally seen in the Centre Hills but it is not known whether this is a true feral population or just wandering domestic cats (Hilton, 2004 in Varnham, 2006).
    Management Notes for this Location:
    Location Notes:
    Reduction in native biodiversity: Felis catus are likely to also eat other birds, herptiles and rats (Hilton, 2004 in Varnham, 2006).
    Threat to endangered species: Signs of cat predation on adult 'Vulnerable (VU)' forest thrushes (seee Cichlherminia lherminieri in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) and bridled quail-dove (Geotrygon mystacea) (restricted-range species) have been noted (Hilton, 2004 in Varnham, 2006).
    Last Modified: 17/06/2008 9:52:03 a.m.

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