Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Hawaiian honey-sucker of the genus Chloridops or Loxioides.

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Examples

  • The palila (Psittirostra bailleui), an endangered finch-like bird, specializes on mamane trees that occur in dry forest habitats.

    Hawaii tropical dry forests

  • His favorite and longest-running case involved protecting a small finch-billed bird, the palila, by removing wild goats and sheep from the slopes of a volcano.

    NYT > Home Page

  • I like the palila, a ground-nesting bird on the Big Island, which is having trouble nesting due to the wild pig population.

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  • (03 / 25 / 2009) The environmental legal organization, Earthjustice, has filed legal papers against the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources for failing to keep feral sheep and goats out of the critically-endangered palila bird's last habitat.

    Mongabay.com News

  • (03 / 25 / 2009) Malaysia's Land Development Authority FELDA will soon break ground on a joint venture with a Brazilian firm to establish 30,000-100,000 hectares (75,000 - 250,000 acres) of oil palm plantations in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, reports the Hawaii continues to stand-by as sheep destroy critically-endangered palila bird's habitat

    Mongabay.com News

  • Another is that grazing feral sheep ruin mamane trees, which provide palila birds with their preferred food: mamane seed pods.

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  • The Fish and Wildlife Service plans to fence off an area on Mauna Kea, and remove sheep from the fenced area, to give the palila an environment where it can flourish, Freifeld said.

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  • One of those in trouble is the palila, a yellow-crowned songbird that lives on the upper slopes of Mauna Kea.

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  • Another designed to provide money to help states cope with climate change would help Hawaii because warmer temperatures allow mosquitoes to enter habitats at higher elevations currently inhabited by the palila and other forest birds.

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  • The Fish and Wildlife Service plans to fence off an area on Mauna Kea, and remove sheep from the fenced area, to give the palila an environment where it can flourish, Freifeld said in an interview.

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