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Sitting Ducks: Extinction, Humans, and Birds in the pre-European Contact Era

Daniel Lewis

in Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300229646
eISBN:
9780300235463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300229646.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter concerns a bird known only from the fossil record—Ptaiochen pau, or the Stumbling Moa-nalo. Rapidly eradicated by early Polynesians, this flightless duck is an exemplar of environmental ... More


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