Oahu Elepaio was federally listed as Endangered in 2000. As with other native Hawaiian birds, the spread of avian malaria and pox by mosquitoes, and clearing of habitat have had negative impacts on Elepaio populations. Population size: 237,000 Photo by Chandler Robbins.
The Hawaiian Crow or ʻAlalā (Corvus hawaiiensis) The Hawaiian Crow is now extinct in the wild. The last two known wild individuals of this species disappeared in 2002; the species is classified as Extinct in the Wild by the IUCN Red List. While some 109 individuals remain (as of Oct 2012) in captive breeding facilities, attempts to reintroduce captive-bred birds into the wild have been hampered by predation by the Hawaiian Hawk, which is listed as Near Threatened.
The Palila is an endangered Hawaiian bird which is located primarily on the southwestern slope of Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain on the Big Island of Hawaii. It uses its strong, finch-like bill for opening mamane pods (a flowering plant in the pea and bean family endemic to Hawaii) to obtain the immature seeds as its primary food source, and the species shares a close ecological relationship with the plant. Photo by Ken Bohn. #Birds #Palila