Scientific bases for the preservation of the Hawaiian crow / Committee on the Scientific Bases for the Preservation of the Hawaiian Crow, Board on Biology, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council.

The Hawaiian Crow, or 'Alala, once an inhabitant of large forested areas of Hawaii, is now found only in the wild in a relatively small area of the central Kona coast. The decline of the 'Alala is part of a larger phenomenon of reduction and extinction of forest birds throughout Polynesia...

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Corporate Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Scientific Bases for the Preservation of the Hawaiian Crow.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1992.
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Summary:The Hawaiian Crow, or 'Alala, once an inhabitant of large forested areas of Hawaii, is now found only in the wild in a relatively small area of the central Kona coast. The decline of the 'Alala is part of a larger phenomenon of reduction and extinction of forest birds throughout Polynesia that has been associated with human colonization. It is a symptom of underlying ecological problems. In this book, a committee of experts in ornithology, captive propagation, conservation biology, population genetics, and ecology analyzes existing data about the 'Alala and details its findings, conclusions, and recommendations concerning recovery efforts for this endangered bird.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 136 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-130).
ISBN:0585030774
9780585030777