Called alae ke’oke’o by the Hawaiians, the Hawaiian Coot, Fulica alai, is very similar to the American Coot, Fulica americana. It differs from it by the extent of its frontal shield. The U.S. lists it as Endangered and its is listed by Birdlife’s Red List as Vulnerable due to its small breeding area. The main threats are habitat loss (about a third in the last 100 years, introduced predators like the Mongoose, modifications to the wetlands it lives in, invasive non-native species, and avian diseases like Botulism.
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