(of the 16 birds found on the UH campus)
Learning to identify organisms by their species is a step towards wisdom
(as Socrates once said). There are 16 birds that frequent the campus of
the University of Hawaii, and are common throughout Honolulu. The common
ones like the Myna birds and the zebra doves, may not be that unusual
to an observer, but stop for a second and watch their behaviors. The Zebra
doves have elaborate mating rituals where the males are constantly trying
to woe the females. The Myna birds are some of the smartest birds. Watch
them. They almost always travel in pairs and communicate to each other.
The rarer birds you may not have seen. Take a look at the birds on the
left tab of this page and see which ones you've seen. Learn about their
behaviors as you read the descriptions and then try to find them yourself.
Half the fun is the personal discovery of species you've never consciously
All Photos by Kim Bridges.
All Red TEXT comments by Lindsay Cooper.