Hawaiian hawk (Buteo solitarius)

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Light morph Hawaiian hawk
IUCN Red List species status – Near Threatened NEAR
THREATENED

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  • The Hawaiian hawk is the only extant speices of native hawk on Hawaii
  • In traditional Hawaiian culture the the Hawaiian hawk is known as the 'io ("eeeh-oh") and is considered an “‘aumakua” or family God, making harming or killing this species taboo
  • The Hawaiian hawk's natural prey are other birds native to Hawaii, but it currently preys primarily on introduced speices
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Hawaiian hawk fact file

Hawaiian hawk description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderFalconiformes
FamilyAccipitridae
GenusButeo (1)

Information on the Hawaiian hawk is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Spanish
Busardo Hawaiano.
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Hawaiian hawk status

Classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Near Threatened

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (September, 2008)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. CITES (September, 2008)
    http://www.cites.org
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Light morph Hawaiian hawk  
Light morph Hawaiian hawk

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Bruce Albrecht
Perceptions Unlimited
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HI
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Tel: +1 (808) 937 4463
info@perceptions-unlimited.com
http://www.perceptions-unlimited.com/

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