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‘Io

‘Io (Buteo solitarius)

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

‘Io is an endemic Hawaiian hawk that is listed as near threatened on the IUCN Red List and is found only on Hawai‘i Island. ‘Io live in forests and prey on small mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. The Hawaiian royal palace is named ‘Iolani (Royal Hawk) after Kamehameha IV.

Above Kīlauea
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