French: Foulque des Hawaï German: Hawaiiblässhuhn Spanish: Focha hawaiana
39 cm. Differs from F. americana in shorter wing, pale grey or bluish legs and feet, and more swollen frontal shield which extends back to crown; bill and shield... read more
Chicken-like “keck-keck” calls and other clucks and creaks.
All types of wetland, including fresh and saltwater ponds, estuaries and marshes, irrigation... read more
Food and feeding
Limited information available. Mainly vegetarian; food apparently similar to that of F. americana.
Breeds throughout year, mostly Apr–Aug. Monogamous; territorial when breeding. Nest floating, usually built among robust emergent... read more
No information; apparently wanders between islands.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Hawai'i EBA. Resident on all main Hawaiian Is from Niihau eastward, except Lanai, with stragglers reaching as far W as... read more
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