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Hawaii Island bird activity from 2014 through 2019

October 1, 2021

We used an automated radio telemetry network to document the activity of radio telemetered Hawaiian forest birds in two study sites, one a continuous forest and the other a fragmented forest. Four bird species were studied: the nectarivorous 'i'iwi (Drepanis coccinea) and 'apapane (Himatione sanguinea), the frugivorous 'oma'o (Myadestes obscurus), and the generalist Hawai'i 'amakihi (Chlorodrepani virens; hereafter 'amakihi). In the continuous forest we also tracked two non-native species: the frugivorous red-billed leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea), and the generalist warbling white-eye (Zosterops japonicus). Using sequential changes in radio signal strength we were able to estimate when birds were moving or resting. This data release consists of one tabular dataset with 2,026,289 records that contains the bird information, designated activity characterization, telemetry network information, and signal strength.

Publication Year 2021
Title Hawaii Island bird activity from 2014 through 2019
DOI 10.5066/P9OI0E5P
Authors Eben Paxton, Jennifer R. Smetzer, Kristina L Paxton, Patrick J Hart
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center