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Aspects of the Life History and Foraging Ecology of the Endangered Akiapolaau
Entry ID: brdpier0004

Abstract: Relative abundance, breeding ecology, annual survival, home range, and
foraging ecology of the Akiapolaau (Hemignathus munroi), an endangered Hawaiian
honeycreeper, were studied on the island of Hawaii. The species is a
specialist; Akiapolaau used koa (Acacia koa) for foraging much more than
expected based on koa availability, and most Akiapolaau occurred in old-growth
koa and ohia (Metrosideros ... View entire text

Purpose: To study the life history and foraging ecology of the endangered
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 19.0   S: 19.0   E: -155.0   W: -155.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: C. John Ralph and Steven G. Fancy
Dataset Title: Aspects of the life history and foraging ecology of the endangered Akiapolaau
Dataset Release Date: 1996
Dataset Release Place: Hawaii National Park, HI
Dataset Publisher: National Biological Service
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1976-11-01
Stop Date: 1982-01-31
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Access Constraints none
Use Constraints none
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 808-985-6077
Fax: 808-967-8568
Email: ron_kerner at
Contact Address:
Biological Resources Division
Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Kilauea Field Station
P.O. Box 44
City: Hawaii National Park
Province or State: Hawaii
Postal Code: 96718
Country: USA
Phone: (970) 225-3571
Email: steve_fancy at
Contact Address:
National Park Service
Natural Resource Information Division
1201 Oak Ridge Drive, Suite 150
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80525-5589
Country: USA
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C.John Ralph and Steven G. Fancy. 1996. Aspects of the life history and
foraging ecology of the endangered Akiapolaau, The Condor, 98, pp 312-321.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-10-14

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