Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hawaii Amakihi

In Hawaii I did also manage to add six new bird species to my life list. The most satisfying ones are the endemic species that are still holding on in the remaining natural forest areas. This Hawaii Amakihi was with hundreds of others on the western slope of Mauna Kea, but I felt fortunate to get even a so-so photograph. They normally do not hold a pose for more than half a second. I have now managed to see three species of Amakihi, the ones on Kaua'i and Oahu now considered by scientists to be separate species.


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