Tuesday, June 6, 2017
A Northern Cardinal...in Hawai'i? The Very Definition of Non-native Species
and many of the minor islands as well.
recently told the story of this kipuka and one other, and to me the story is absolutely fascinating; it even includes what may be the rarest plant in the world (at least for the couple of years when none existed).
It's unclear the effect the cardinals might be having on the native birds. They spread farther and higher than some of the other introduced species. In the meantime, they are beautiful birds in a spectacular setting, even if it is far removed from the original home of the species.