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Hawaiian Goose Branta sandvicensis

Observer

trbo

Date

May 18, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Nene pair and chick at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge

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Japanese Cedar Cryptomeria japonica

Observer

colinmorita

Date

May 25, 2015 09:11 AM HST

Description

Invasive Sugi Pine.

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'Akiapola'au Hemignathus munroi

Observer

colinmorita

Date

May 25, 2015 11:56 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Male

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Hawaii 'Amakihi Hemignathus virens

Observer

colinmorita

Date

May 25, 2015 08:53 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Male

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'I'iwi Vestiaria coccinea

Observer

colinmorita

Date

May 25, 2015 03:07 PM HST

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Skylark Alauda arvensis

Observer

colinmorita

Date

May 25, 2015 07:41 AM HST

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Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos

Observer

colinmorita

Date

May 25, 2015 07:41 AM HST

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

colinmorita

Date

May 25, 2015 07:41 AM HST

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Observer

colinmorita

Date

May 25, 2015 12:08 PM HST

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Koa Acacia koa

Observer

paloma

Date

March 2, 2015 10:54 AM PST

Description

the lighter-colored tree in center front

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false staghorn fern Dicranopteris linearis

Observer

tapbirds

Date

August 2, 2014

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Yorkshire fog Holcus lanatus

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 12:20 PM EDT

Description

One of the many invasive plants in refuge. There appears to be minimal control of exotic grasses (and other cover plants?). Land managers have their hands full with other species!

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Genus Anax

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 01:50 PM EDT

Description

This blurry observation represents the perils of too many birding tours in the world, and not enough odonate ones. This meadow was our turn-around point, and as the rest of the group called for me to join them as they returned back up the hill, I was waiting to get a better glimpse that never came of a large darner patrolling back and forth. What was it -- something native and interesting? Or an introduced common darner? Dunno. I think if I could have stayed a while longer, all mystery would have been revealed to me.

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Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 12:16 PM EDT

Description

Epiphyte from the pepper family. Our guide told a great Hawaiian story that was associated with this species and the red undersides of its leaves. Trying to find it online still!

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Koa Acacia koa

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 12:17 PM EDT

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Green Hawaiian Blue Udara blackburni

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 10:25 AM EDT

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Brambles Genus Rubus

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 11:05 AM EDT

Description

Giant fruits.

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Wild Pig Sus scrofa

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 09:36 AM EDT

Description

About to disappear into the scotch broom-esque bush.

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California Quail Callipepla californica

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 09:38 AM EDT

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'Ohi'a lehua Metrosideros polymorpha

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 11:11 AM EDT

Description

This common native tree and the kona were the two species that our group was taught so we could help each other with directions for bird-watching.

Small seeds, in hand.

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Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A managed lobelia individual.

Possibly Clermontia peleana. The name I (badly) transcribed during the guide's explanation was "Clairmontia piralana." (Which could refer to either C. pelana or C. pyrularia, I suppose.) I'm not finding great matches of photos online but that could be for any number of reasons: (1) misidentified photos on the internet, (2) mistaken guide, (3) my mistake.

There are also two subspecies of C. peleana. From its wiki based on a FWS assessment and other citations: "When the plant was placed on the endangered species list, only ssp. peleana was believed extant, and it was known from eight remaining wild plants. The last of the eight died in the year 2000, and the species was then only known from one cultivated plant. Breeding efforts produced a number of seedlings that were transplanted into the species' native habitat, and by 2007, one of them was flowering....The other subspecies, ssp. singuliflora, was last seen on Hawaii in 1909 and Maui in 1920. It was declared extinct. In the summer of 2010 several actively reproducing specimens were discovered in the forests of the Hawaiian volcano Kohala, a place it had never been seen before. Seeds were collected and propagation efforts will be made."

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 12:38 PM EDT

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Woodlice and Pillbugs Suborder Oniscidea

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 12:42 PM EDT

Description

Found under a rotting log. How much do you want to bet that this ends up to be an introduced type of pillbug?

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'Akepa Loxops coccineus

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 01:09 PM EDT

Place

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Description

Akepa are cavity nesters, and the group speculated that this individual was checking out a potential site.

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Leptosporangiate Ferns Class Filicopsida

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 01:19 PM EDT

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Mint Family Family Lamiaceae

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 01:32 PM EDT

Description

A mintless mint - "lost" its mint chemical defenses in the absence of herbivores in which the defense was used. Note iiwi bill-shaped flowers.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 02:21 PM EDT

Description

Small moth in grass.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 03:07 PM EDT

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Sunflower Family Family Asteraceae

Observer

muir

Date

April 16, 2013 04:07 PM EDT

Description

Some sort of invasive roadside aster.

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'Oma'o Myadestes obscurus

Observer

mbarton

Date

October 16, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

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