ALB's Nature Journal

Aloha! Welcome to ALB's Nature Journal. I hope that this site will become useful for both you and I. Throughout the spring 2006 semester, I hope to become excited and intreged about the world of science. I look forward to this class sparking an interest in this field and help me to learn new fun and enjoyable ways of teaching science.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Endangered Hawaiian Birds


My first question is; How many Hawaiian birds are endangered? Hawaii carries the name of both the endangered species capital of the world and the extinction capital of the United States with over 72% of our country's extirpated species. Michael Walther stated that the islands are in the midst of an ecological catastrophe and the world is losing one of its great biological masterpieces.

Of the more than 140 native breeding species and subspecies present prior to the colonization of the islands by humans, more than half have been lost to extinction. Among the remaining 71 endemic forms, 32 are federally listed as endangered, and fifteen of these are literally on the brink of extinction, numbering fewer than 500 individuals. Learn More.

The following Hawaiian Birds are endangered.
Common Name,Hawaiian Name, Scientific Name
1. `Akepa-Hawaii, `Akukane, Loxops coccineus coccineus
2. `Akepa-Maui, Akepeu`ie, Loxops coccineus ochraceus
3. `Akialoa-Kauai, `Akialoa, Hemignathus procerus
4. `Akiapola`au, `Akiapola`au, Hemignathus munroi
5. Coot-Hawaiian, `Alae ke`oke`o, Fulica alai
6. Creeper-Hawaii, none, Oreomystis mana
7. Creeper-Molokai, Kakawahie, Paroreomyza flammea
8. Creeper-Oahu, Alauwahio, Paroreomyza maculata
9. Crow-Hawaiian, `Alala, Corvus hawaiiensis
10. Duck-Hawaiian, Koloa, Anas wyvilliana
11. Duck-Laysan, none, Anas laysanensis
12. Falcon-Peregrine, none, Falco peregrinus
13. Finch-Laysan, none, Telespiza cantans
14. Finch-Nihoa, none, Telespiza ultima
15. Goose-Hawaiian, Nene, Branta sandvicensis
16. Hawk-Hawaiian, `Io, Buteo solitarius
17. Honeycreeper-crested, `Akohekohe, Palmeria dolei
18. Millerbird-Nihoa, none, Acrocephalus familiaris kingi
19. Moorhen-Hawaiian common, `Alae`ula, Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis
20. Nukupu`u-Kauai, Nukupu`u, Hemignathus lucidus hanapepe
21. Nukupu`u-Maui, Nukupu`u, Hemignathus lucidus affinis
22. `O`o-Kauai, `O`o `a`a, Moho braccatus
23. `O`u, O`u, Psittirostra psittacea
24. Palila, Palila, Loxioides bailleui
25. Parrotbill-Maui, none, Pseudonestor xanthophrys
26. Petrel-Hawaiian dark-rumped, `Ua`u, Pterodroma phaeopygia sandwichensis
27. Po`ouli, Po`ouli, Melamprosops phaeosoma
28. Shearwater, Newell's, `A`o, Puffinus newelli
29. Stilt-Hawaiian, Ae`o, Himantopus mexicanus knudseni
30. Thrush-Molokai, Oloma`o, Myadestes lanaiensis rutha
31. Thrush-large Kauai, Kama`o, Myadestes myadestinus

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