The plumage is mostly nondescript, with slaty-brown upperparts and a light gray breast and belly below. Birds have a black bill and pinkish feet. A white eye ring is also fairly prominent and helps distinguish this bird from the other Hawaiian Thrushes. Both males and females are highly similar in appearance. Juveniles show a pattern transitioning from a spotted whitish-buff above to a scalloped gray-brown below.

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The Puaiohi is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Although currently critically endangered, Puaiohis have the potential to become one of the true conservation success stories of the Hawaiian Islands. Found only on the island of Kaua'i, these small, drab thrushes have an extended breeding season in their stronghold of the Alaka'i Swamp, renesting quickly after both successful and failed nesting attempts. This high reproductive potential has allowed conservationists to establish a captive population of these birds, and then reintroduce them into suitable unoccupied habitat in the wild. More

species, the Puaiohi, Myadestes palmeri, (picture at left) has been greatly reduced in numbers and range over the last century. Today no more 300 Puaiohi exist, most of them confined to a 10 km More

behavioral information on the Puaiohi that is needed to inform conservation efforts. In addition, we have located nests and eggs for establishment of a captive breeding flock, and have identified potential release areas for reintroduction efforts. Puaiohi have been found in several drainages along the edge of the Alakai Plateau, and the total population may contain as many as 300 individuals, but approximately 75% of the population occurs in an area of approximately 5 km. More

All except the Puaiohi will be covered in this account (see Snetsinger et al. 1999 for Puaiohi account). Hawaiian names used on the differ-ent islands for these thrushes are thought to be corruptions or variations of ‘Ämaui (Manu a Maui, the bird of the Hawaiian demigod Maui; Munro 1944). Alternatively, these names may have been derived phonetically from a call note produced by these birds; in the case of the Puaiohi, the Hawaiian name is an onomatopoeia for the species’ song. More

The Puaiohi, or small Kauai Thrush, is a distinctive, rare, olive-brown thrush that is restricted to remote, high-elevation forest on the island of Kaua‘i in the Hawaiian Islands. It is the most divergent of the Hawaiian thrushes vocally, morphologically, and behaviorally. These differences led to its immediate recognition as a unique species while taxonomists struggled with the status of other Hawaiian thrushes. More

The Puaiohi or Small Kauaʻi Thrush ((Myadestes palmeri) is a rare species of songbird in the thrush family, Turdidae, that is endemic to the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi. It is closely related to the other four endemic Hawaiian thrushes, the Kāmaʻo, Olomaʻo, ʻŌmaʻo, and ʻĀmaui. It was first collected by Henry Palmer in 1891 at Halemanu around the entrance to the Kōkeʻe State Park. More

puaiohi, or small Kaua`i thrush, has been captive-bred and released annually into the forests of Kaua`i for the last 10 years. Collaboration Helps Restore Endangered Hawaiian Birds The puaiohi is an elusive bird only found on the island of Kaua`i, where it makes its home in the high elevation forests of the Alaka`i Wilderness Preserve. Prior to release, each puaiohi was banded for identification and fitted with a radio transmitter. More

Juvenile puaiohi perched on branch© Jack Jeffrey Photography Immature puaiohi perching© Jim Denny Puaiohi on log© Jack Jeffrey Photography Species related by - * Family group * Habitat * Conservation status * * View image slideshow * Email to a friend * More

Puaiohi on log Puaiohi on logPrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: small Kauai thrush Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Turdidae Genus Myadestes (1) Size More

Puaiohi, and have the potential to convert the forest canopy, understorey and cliffs used for nesting substrate to unsuitable habitat18. Conservation measures underway It is protected in the Alaka`i Wilderness Preserve. Rat poison bait stations have placed near a few nests with moderate success10. Bait stations are also placed around the release sites for captive-bred individuals at the time of release. More

puaiohi in their former range." Tweed says that released birds have built 14 nests to date in the Alakai Wilderness Preserve on the island of Kauai. Some nests remain active or have already produced fledglings-chicks capable of leaving the nest. Apart from the released birds, only 200-300 individuals of this small unique Hawaiian bird species survive in the wild. Biologists fear that at such low numbers, the population cannot sustain itself. More

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The small Kaua‘i or puaiohi thrush is 7 inches in length and is dark brown with a gray and whitish belly. It has a white eye ring, a dark slender bill, and pink legs. Sexes are similar in appearance. Young puaiohi (pictured) have a scalloped appearance. Puaiohi - Photo credit J. More

Comments: Also known as the Small Kauai Thrush, the Puaiohi is in drastic decline. Efforts to propagate this species in captivity for release back into the wild has shown some success. Click here to go back to Native Forest Birds Click here to go back to The Birds Website designed and created by Matthew Denny (2006). More

HONOLULU (AP) _ Nine endangered puaiohi birds raised in captivity will be set free in Kauai's remote Alakai Wilderness this weekend. Handlers say the small gray-brown birds will face their toughest days as they fly off into the rain-soaked ohia forest. The puaiohi are a success story among the 35 threatened or endangered native Hawaiian bird species. There are about 300 to 600 puaiohi on Kauai, the only place they have ever been found. More

Puaiohi ‘superstars’ in effort to conserve Diminishing bird breed now repopulating itself By HERBERT A. SAMPLE, The Associated PressPOSTED: October 7, 2008 Save | Print | Email Email: "Puaiohi ‘superstars’ in effort to conserve" *To: <-TO Email REQUIRED! *From: <-FROM Email REQUIRED! HONOLULU Eighteen years ago, the puaiohi were a diminishing breed in the Alakai Wilderness Preserve, the 10,800-acre rain forest on Kauai. More

The puaiohi, which live on the floor and in the low bushes of the wilderness preserve and sport a white ring around their eyes, are considered endangered, as are 26 other endemic forest birds in the state. Another 21 such species are already extinct. For the last decade, scientists from the zoo, the Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the U.S. Geological Survey have been working to introduce more puaiohi to the preserve. More

The puaiohi, or small Kaua`i thrush, is found only on the island of Kaua`i. Listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the state Division of Forestry and Wildlife, the puaiohi is considered by the Hawai`i Natural Heritage Program to be critically imperiled globally and especially vulnerable to extinction. The puaiohi is currently very rare and restricted to the high elevation `ohi`a forest in the Alakai Swamp. More

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A First: Endangered Puaiohi Birds Fledge Four Chicks In The Wild = ScienceDaily (July 13, 1999) — A highly endangered native Hawaiian bird species has taken a small but significant step back from the brink of extinction. USGS biologists monitoring 14 captive-reared puaiohi released into the wild earlier this year by The Peregrine Fund say the birds are nesting and have already fledged four young. More

The dozen puaiohi, or small Kauai thrush, are on the federal list of endangered species. Fifteen years ago, it was determined that only about 200 puaiohi were left in the wild, said zoo spokesman Andrew Circo. These birds are found only on the island of Kauai, where they live in a high-elevation wilderness preserve. The dwindling numbers prompted a repopulation effort, and the zoo's bird conservation center started receiving puaiohi eggs from the preserve in 1996. More

A First: Endangered Puaiohi Birds Fledge Four Chicks in the Wild Released: 7/9/1999 Contact Information: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. More

extinction at least one bird, the puaiohi, which is also known as the small Kauai thrush. Several years ago, it was feared that no more than 25 of this rare species of thrush were extant. Estimates now bring the total to between 200 and 300, thanks in large part to the rescue agencies. The save-the-puaiohi campaign involves filching eggs from nests (to prompt the birds to lay more eggs) and hatching them at the conservation center on the Big Island of Hawaii. More

news Twelve endangered puaiohi , or small Kauai thrush, were released on Kauai in Hawaii after being raised in captivity at the San Diego Zoo. The release is part of an effort to boost the species's population. Before it became a hawk-watching site, Hawk Mountain was a popular place for hunters to gather and shoot migrating raptors . That... More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Turdidae
Genus : Myadestes
Species : palmeri
Authority : (Rothschild, 1893)