Tag Archives: Oahu Elepaio

Archived 2010-2011 topics: Kauai Elepaio (Chasiempis sclateri) and Oahu Elepaio (Chasiempis ibidis): newly-split and Endangered?

Elepaio Chasiempis sandwichensis has been split into Hawaii Elepaio C. sandwichensis, Kauai Elepaio C. sclateri and Oahu Elepaio C. ibidis, following the American Ornithologists Union, and it is proposed that both C. sclateri and C. ibidis be listed as Endangered, owing their very small, severely fragmented range and suspected declines in population, range size and habitat quality. Comments and further information are sought. Continue reading

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