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Kaua'i 'O'o; O'ahu 'O'o; Hawai'i 'O'o; Bishop's 'O'o; Kioea

June 9, 2009

The Hawai'i 'O'o was the first Hawaiian honeyeater discovered by westerners, described from a specimen obtained in 1779 during Captain James Cook's third voyage; the other 4 species were not known to the scientific community until the mid- to late 1800's. The O'ahu and Hawai'i 'o'o and the Kioea are now definitely extinct, and the Kaua'i and Bishop's 'o'o are probably extinct.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2000
Title Kaua'i 'O'o; O'ahu 'O'o; Hawai'i 'O'o; Bishop's 'O'o; Kioea
Authors P.W. Sykes, A.K. Kepler, C.B. Kepler, J. M. Scott
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Organization Series
Series Title Birds of North America
Series Number No. 535
Index ID 5230265
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center