Subject: [Tweeters] Population Decline Has Hawaii's Songbirds Singing The Same Tune Date: Sat Nov 30 01:46:45 PST 2019 From: Devorah the Ornithologist - birdologist at gmail.com
What happens when you lose your culture? If you've gone birding on Kauai,
you may have some idea about these effects because rapid population
declines are reducing overall song diversity and complexity, and are
increasing the similarity between learned songs, so all Hawaiian
honeycreepers are ending up sounding an awful lot alike. This piece is
especially interesting for birders and for conservation biologists.
As always, I'm grateful for your continued readership and emailed comments.
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and family, and on social media (facebook and the rest) as well as on that
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