ʻAkekeʻe.jpg

An ʻakekeʻe Birds perches on a green branch. It has a yellowish-green body with a tiny black eye.

ʻAkekeʻe.jpg

An ʻakekeʻe (Hawaiian honeycreeper) perches on a green branch. ʻAkekeʻe is one of several forest birds native to Hawaiʻi that are endangered of extinction. Avian malaria, a disease transmitted by invasive mosquitoes, is driving their extinction – for some species a single bite by an infected mosquito can kill.
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Jim Denny
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Birds
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Endangered and/or Threatened species