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Title: History of endemic Hawaiian birds: Part I: population histories, species accounts: seabirds: Newell shearwater ('A'o) 
Author: Banko, Winston E
Date: 1980-05
Publisher: Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany
Citation: Banko WE. 1980. History of endemic Hawaiian birds: part I: population histories, species accounts: seabirds: Newell shearwater ('A'o). Honolulu (HI): Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany. CPSU/UH Avian History Report, 5a.
Abstract: Puffinus puffinus newelli is a stout, medium-sized shearwater with dark upperparts and light underparts. It was first described in 1894. Exhaustive search uncovered some 204 observations, collection records, reports and related statements on relative abundance and geographical distribution from 1887 to 1978. All data are arranged in geographical and chronological order and systematically analyzed. Distribution at-sea and outside expected range (extra-limital) are given. Numbers of island records are shown by U. S. Geological Survey quadrangle. References and names of observers are cited. Completeness of data, erroneous and doubtful records are addressed. Findings are summarized. It is concluded that only a small fraction of the once-large population is presently extant and that the future of this subspecies as part of the world’s living avifauna cannot be viewed with optimism if the sole remaining colonies (on Kaua'i) continue their apparent decline.
Series/Report No.: Avian History Report
5a
Description: Reports were scanned in black and white at a resolution of 600 dots per inch and were converted to text using Adobe Paper Capture Plug-in.
Sponsorship: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; National Park Service Contract No. CX 8000 8 0012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/342
Keywords: Puffinus puffinus newelli, Newell shearwater, Ao
LC Subject Headings: Endemic birds -- Hawaii -- History.
Sea birds -- Hawaii.
Bird populations -- Hawaii.
Puffinus.
Shearwaters.
Endangered species -- Hawaii.
Rare birds -- Hawaii.

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    This collection presents the Avian History Reports (AHR), A Historical Synthesis of Recent Endemic Hawaiian Birds (1979-1990).

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