French: Buse d’Hawaï German: Hawaiibussard Spanish: Busardo hawaiano
Kealakelua Bay, Hawaii
Hawaiian Is: known to breed only on main island of Hawaii, but vagrants seen on at least three other islands of archipelago (Maui, O’ahu and Kaua’i).
37–46 cm; 385–650 g, male average 441 g, female 606 g; wingspan 87–101 cm. Medium-sized, compact buzzard, with most pronounced sexual size dimorphism of its... read more
Gives piercing “keeee-up” in protracted series (c. 1 note per second), the notes... read more
Broad range of habitats at up to 2700 m, except very arid areas, from lowland agricultural... read more
Food and feeding
Varied diet, including mammals, especially introduced rodents but also small Indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus), as well as... read more
Season Mar–Aug, although undulating display flights (by both sexes) have been recorded in virtually all months except Aug and Oct,... read more
Breeding adults generally sedentary: males typically remain within discrete home range (48–... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Has very small population within tiny global range, breeding restricted to one island. According to... read more
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