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Kia‘i Moku: Once plentiful uau birds now face habitat loss, predators

September 9, 2012
By LISSA FOX STROHECKER , for The Maui News

Hawaii is famous for rare birds: scarlet honeycreepers that dart through the rainforest and gold-flecked owls that hunt at twilight. But another Hawaiian bird lives most of its life at sea. The uau, or Hawaiian petrel, returns to land under the cover of darkness - and then only to nest. Now is the time to be on the look out for this cryptic bird; the chicks are fledging.

 
 
 

 

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