Hawaiian Honeycreepers talk at NHERC

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Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo North Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center in Honoka`a hosts “Hawaiian Honeycreepers: An Evolving Story” on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the NHERC Conference Room.

Descended from a flock of finches that arrived in Hawaiʻi from North America over 4.5 million years ago, Hawaiian Honeycreepers are among the best known groups of birds in the world. Join Dr. Patrick Hart, UH Hilo associate professor of biology, as he describes the diversity of Hawaiian Honeycreepers such as Apapane and Palila, explains some of the reasons for their decline, and presents research results on the future of these birds.

For additional information, call NHERC at 775-8890.


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