Save Hawaii's Endangered Animals

Hawaiian Elepaio

Animal Description

The Elepaio is a fly catcher covered with dark brown fur, and a white stomach with a few light brown streaks. It weighs 12.5 on average, and often go in mating pairs, some remained in pairs for around as long as 11 years. Elepaios compete with other animals around the area which makes it difficult for the Elepaios to survive. Unlike some animals, it searches for food in logs,rocks, and snags.


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Habitat and foodchain

Adaptation

Adult males and female Elepaios are dark brown above and white below with light brown streaks on the breast. Male Elepaios tend to have more black markings on the chin than the females, and usually remain in pairs of two throughout the year . They hide their chicks in nests built in high trees, but usually one of the two chicks survive.

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Reasons for Endangerment


There are various reasons why the Elepaio is endangered. Black rats and diseases such as the Avian Pox cause the death of adult females and reduced nesting success,diseases carried by mosquitoes also make adult survival low. Many Elepaios are threatened of habitat loss and always have to compete with other non-native species in the area such as yellow-jackets and the Japanese white eye (the picture shown on the left). Today, these birds are protected by numerous federal and state laws, agencies or private conservation partnerships. They most likely benefited from the management activities at these places like the "Hakalau Forest" or the "National Wildlife Refuge".

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Please help save these beautiful birds!!! Their lives depend on YOU.

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Hawaiian Akepa

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Works cited

(Photos for Elepaio)
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>

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42507736@N02/5885138296/">SteveD.</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandlpics/4304743865/">sandlpics</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wanderin_weeta/3117206601/">Wanderin' Weeta</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>


photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenai/2563871748/">TurasPhoto</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">cc</a>

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kclama/2608419539/">CharlesLam</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">cc</a>


(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>


(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>


(Research resources)
http://www.earthsendangered.com/continent.asp?gr=&view=&ID=7

http://www.state.hi.us/dlnr/dofaw/cwcs/Conservation_need.htm

(Book)
Culliney, J. L. 1988. Islands in a Far Sea: Nature and Man in Hawaii. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco.


(Video)
HawaiianVoice, . Hawai`i Forest Birds - `elepaio. Feb 7, 2013. video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezhfGWiJxdwDVD.