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New book commemorates isles’ extinct birds

  • COURTESY F.W. FROHAWK

    A historical painting depicts the extinct Oahu akialoa in the book “Extinct Birds of Hawai‘i,” by Michael Walther.

In Hawaii forests the air is enlivened by the songs of birds, a treat that’s easy to take for granted until it’s gone. Such is the case on Guam, where, due to the predations of the brown tree snake, native birds have gone extinct and left the forests silent. Read more

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