Hawai'i's Native Bird population on the verge of extinction


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The native bird population in Hawai'i are not a daily concern for most residents, visitor and those outside of the islands.  Most of the species can be seen in museums and tourist infomational displays near park areas, not to mention the Royal Hawaiian cloaks made during ancient times and worn by the Ali'i (High Chiefs) of the Kamehameha Dynasty displayed at the Bishop Museum.

The fact of the matter is that these are the only displays of the native birds because they are facing extinction due to the environmental impact on Hawai'i's fragile eco system.  Hawai'i's location and isolation has sheltered it's native species for thousands of years to thrive and evolve on their own to the islands natural environment but even the green mountains and forest reserves aren't enough for these spcies to sustain survival as noted by this article.

The moa (chicken) was brought with the first Polynesians settlers of the Islands and the Myna bird was introduced after European contact.

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