Save Hawaii's Endangered Animals

Hawaiian Akepa

Animal Description

Hawaiian Akepas are very small and bright colored birds. They range up to 10 cm in length.


Adult males are brilliant red-orange and they have a darker colored tail. Female Akepas are grayish green with a bright yellow-orange stomach.


They have unusual curved beaks to pry open flowers to get their food. Also one of their legs is longer than the other.



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HABITAT AND FOOD CHAIN

Adaptation

Akepas go hunting in groups for safety in numbers.


They also sing small songs sometimes. If you are quiet enough, you might hear one!


When they know there's a predator near by ,they usually go hide up in the trees. Sometimes they call a warbling trill to warn others or tell that they need help.


Since they are small and live up high in the trees they are pretty hard to spot for the predators below.



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Reasons for Endangerment

Some reasons they might be endangered are that their habitats are getting smaller because of logging, camping, and construction.


Since they live in high elevation, they can get mosquito diseace very easily.


Predators such as the rat, ruin their nests which means they lose shelter. Aggressive plants and animals might enter their habitats.


What's beeing done is conservations like the US FWS has esblished that they are preserving Akepas.


They are studing the diseases that they get , watch them closely, and recontruct their habitats to make it a better place.


Another affective idea is that they use artificial trees instead of old trees which are hard to find. This gives them more shelter.


They also add fencing to make them safer.


Conservatories are studing the diseases that they get , watch them closely, and recontruct their habitats to make it a better place.




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Help the tiny, helpless, Akepas from the terrible treacherous predators. Come and Act now. You too can make a difference

عصفور عقبة هاواي

Hawaiian Monk Sea

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Hawaiian Elepaio

Green Sea Turtle

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Works Cited

(Akepa)

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalzoo/6258704148/">Smithsonian's National Zoo</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>


(Elapaio)

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigoni/8359659251/">HarmonyonPlanetEarth</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>


(Hawaiian Monk Seal)

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/scruffydan/4480865892/">ScruffyDan and Breanne</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a>


(Green Sea Turtle)


photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pave_m/6147815291/">pave_m</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a>



(Habitat Terrian)

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/topten/330543158/">Erman Akdogan</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">cc</a>


(Habitat Where did they live)

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57108987@N00/2244685871/">Tutu Kazooie</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">cc</a>


(Adaptation Akepa bird)

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigoni/8360712348/">HarmonyonPlanetEarth</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a


(Hawaii Map)

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/waiferx/3320070266/">Waifer X</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>


(Rat)

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/necilbug/2403405178/">Jessica Florence</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">cc</a>



(Habitat Prey Flower)

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57108987@N00/2244685871/">Tutu Kazooie</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">cc</a>



(Akepa Video)

عصفور عقبة هاواي. 2013. video. n.p. Web. 24 Apr 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL4eSXzwS6Y>.