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  • Species formally listed in the US as threatened include Hawaiian goose (nene) Branta sandvicensis, a terrestrial non-migratory goose; honeycreepers, namely akepa Loxops coccineus (R), akiapola'au Hemignathus wilsoni (E), and Hawaiian creeper Oreomystis mana; and Hawaiian petrel Pterodroma sandwichensis (E).

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States 2009


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  • Endemic to the island of Hawaii, the Akiapola'au was previously widespread but is now patchily distributed with only about 1,160 individuals remaining. Classified as endangered. An odd-looking bird with a round body, large head, and oversized, strongly curved upper bill.

    March 4, 2008