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The Wildlife Society's annual conference is from Nov. 5 to 10 on Waikoloa (the Big Island), Hawaii.
Using one of the largest DNA data sets for a group of birds and employing next-generation sequencing methods, scientists have determined the evolutionary family tree for one of the most strikingly diverse and endangered bird families in the world, the Hawaiian honeycreepers.
Wildlife experts praised the Obama administration for its â€œholistic approachâ€ to conversation in Hawaii, after it named 48 species to be added to the endangered species list on Wednesday, boosting the number of endangered Hawaiian species from 2 to 50.
In the late 1920s, people intentionally introduced birds known as Japanese white-eyes into Hawaiian agricultural lands and gardens for purposes of bug control.
Scientists say mosquitoes that might be carrying diseases lethal to many species of Galapagos Islands wildlife are being brought to the islands by aircraft. Researchers from the University of Leeds, the Zoological Society of London, the University of Guayaquil, the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Foundation said the mosquitoes are also being transported from island to island on tourist boats. Arnaud Bataille, a Leeds doctoral student who led the study, said on average the...
As climate change causes temperatures to increase in Hawaiiâ€™s mountains, deadly non-native bird diseases will likely also creep up the mountains, invading most of the last disease-free refuges for honeycreepers â€“ a group of endangered and remarkable birds.
When it comes to an endangered species list for the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, the federal government wants to take a new, ecosystem-based approach to adding 48 species, including plants, two birds and a fly.
One of Earth's rarest birds might have gone into extinction following the death of one of the last known po'ouli. The aging male po'ouli died in captivity Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday.
The Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza), is a small bird in the tanager family. It is found in the tropical New World from southern Mexico south to Brazil and on Trinidad. It is monotypic, being the only member of the genus Chlorophanes. The Green Honeycreeper is 5.5 inches long and weighs 0.60 ounces. and has a long downward curved bill. The male is mainly blue-tinged green with a black head and a mostly bright yellow bill. Females and young are plumaged grass green, paler on the...