Category Archives: Animals

Hosmer Grove

I didn’t bring a camera on a quick, impromptu trip to Maui, but I just want to say that Hosmer Grove is incredible! Sure, it’s mostly alien eucalyptus and pine trees that were planted, but… wow! What birdlife! Considering on O’ahu we … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Giant golden-crowned flying fox

Ang laki itong paniki! Although, I guess I can’t say for certain if this is the local name for the Giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus). Where my parents are from, paniki just means bat. Anywho, I just wanted to … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Megalagrion

    Coming across endemic fauna is always a highlight of any hike. Along the trail was a rather nice amount of Hawaiian damselflies (Megalagrion spp). I’m thinking male and female, though it could be sympatric species. My guess is … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Tarictic Hornbill

I’ve previously shown some of the mammals that are native members of the Philippine fauna. But probably the most conspicuous elements are the birds. It’s a very large and diverse assemblage. Take this Tarictic Hornbill (Penelopides samarensis) that I grabbed a … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Banza

At our Manoa Cliff restoration site, there is still some diversity with the native arthropods. While my entomology skills are lacking, we were lucky to have guests today more familiar with our Hawaiian insects. Here is one of the native … Continue reading

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Feral birds at the Honolulu Zoo

Watching the bird life at the Honolulu Zoo is an interesting thing. Certainly the zoo’s collection of birds is quite impressive. But from an urban birder’s perspective, the zoo is interesting in another way. Simply put, the zoo’s feral bird … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Christmas at the Zoo

Every year, I try to make it to the “Christmas at the Zoo” event here at the Honolulu Zoo. It always makes for interesting shots like this one. As discombobulating as seeing a Chimp drinking heartily from a Gatorade bottle … Continue reading

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