Extinct birds of Hawai'i.

Extinct birds of Hawai'i.

Honolulu: Mutual Publishing, 2016. Octavo, dustwrapper, oblong format, colour illustrations, photographs.

This book captures the unique bird species that have slipped away in the Islands mainly due to human frivolity and unconcern. Richly illustrated by Julian P. Hume, many painted specifically for this volume, it enables us to enjoy vicariously, avian life unique to Hawaii that is no longer. Hawaii is well-known both for its unique scenic beauty and its fascinating native flora, fauna, bird and marine life. But it is also called the extinction capital of the world. The Islands' 77 bird species and sub-species extinctions account for approximately fifteen percent of global bird extinctions during the last 700 years. On some islands over 80 percent of the original land bird species are now extinct.

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