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Hawaiian Crow reintroduction

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by birdsandbats, 13 Nov 2017.

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    In the article it states there is a fear they will all be killed by Io, that's why they are being taken back into captivity.
     
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    It also mentions the birds have excellent predator avoidance skills and are being used to teach this to birds in the breeding program

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    I didn't see that, I only skimmed it. That's great to hear, I know Io largely feed on invasive species, so if they stop eating the crows they can move onto things that actually need to be killed.
     
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    I'm not sure Maui is a very good option, considering that the species hasn't occurred there in recent times. Then again, there is no place within their native range where the Hawaiian Hawk wouldn't interfere...
     
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    It does say the introduction may be temporary, but I think trying it is worth a shot. Would help determine how big a problem the Hawaiian Hawk is. If the birds prove successful on Maui with few deaths, then it may well be safer for them there instead of dealing with the problems the hawk is causing.