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BIRD OF THE WEEK

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CONSERVATION HIGHLIGHTS

BIRD OF THE WEEK

ʻOMAʻO

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Myadestes obscurus
POPULATION: 170,000
TREND: Stable
HABITAT: High-elevation wet forests on the Island of Hawai‘i

The robin-like ʻOmaʻo, also known as the Hawaiian Thrush, is one of only two endemic thrushes left in Hawaii. (The other species, the Puaiohi, is found on Kaua‘i.)

These unassuming brown-and-gray birds once ranged over most of the Big Island but are now found mostly in high-elevation native rainforest on the eastern slopes of the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. Other native birds found in the same habitat include ‘Apapane, ‘I‘iwi, and Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi.

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