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craigfujii

Oahu diver | Photographer | Lover of fish, fowl and the occasional invertebrate
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Cattle egrets (bubulcus ibis). another non-native species introduced in 1959 as a bio-control agent. abundant on oahu and other hawaii islands. opportunistic feeders, many hang around parks and farms where freshly mowed lawns or turned soil provide easy access to insects, lizards, roads and fish. thanks garrison, m.t. (aug. 18, 2013). the cattle egret: hawaii’s beautiful invader. http://theprivatenaturalist.wordpress.com —�— of 338 documented hawaiian birds, 64 are endemic, 130 vagrants, and 53 introduced. thirty-three endemic species are considered extinct. (pyle & pyle. the birds of hawaii. bishop museum, v 2, jan. 2017). #introducedspecies #egret #ibis #heron #bird #oahu #hawaii #birds #birdsofinstagram #animals #explore #canon #birdphotography #birdsofhawaii #birdstagram #birdwatch #canonusa #animals #animalkingdom #animalsofinstagram #fullframe #canon70d #canon400l #canon400mm #wild #nature #wildlife #waikele #ourschool #waikelerocks photographed near waikele elementary school.
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