Habitat use and conservation implications for Akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi) and Akekee (Loxops caeruleirostris), two endangered Hawaiian honeycreepers
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Limited resources for biodiversity conservation warrant strategic science-based recovery efforts, particularly on islands, which are global hotspots of both endemism and extinction. The diverse assemblages and the extreme isolation of the islands of the Hawaiian archipelago make them a unique laboratory for development of a coherent strategy for recovery of rare species and for large-scale systems conservation efforts. The Akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi) and the Akekee (Loxops caeruleirostris) are critically endangered honeycreepers endemic to the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Recent declines and range ...