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Officials Killing Sheep to Protect Palila Bird on Mauna Kea

Marksmen from helicopters are shooting sheep on Mauna Kea to protect the endangered palila Bird. The sheep eat mamane trees which is the source of seeds for the birds.

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Dramatic Drop in Number of Palila Birds on Mauna Kea

A report says palila birds, a members of the honeycreeper family that live on Mauna Kea , have decreased from 4,400 in 2003 to about 1,200 in 2010.

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