Mortality Patterns in Endangered Hawaiian Geese (nene; Branta Sandvicensis).

Abstract

Understanding causes of death can aid management and recovery of endangered bird populations. Toward those ends, we systematically examined 300 carcasses of endangered Hawaiian Geese (Nene; Branta sandvicensis) from Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, and Kauai between 1992 and 2013. The most common cause of death was emaciation, followed by trauma (vehicular strikes… (More)
DOI: 10.7589/2014-11-256

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