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View Poll Results: What is the most common bird in Hawai`i?
Cattle Egret 0 0%
Mynah 1 20.00%
Java Finch 0 0%
Red-vented Bulbul 0 0%
Amazon Green Parrot 0 0%
Feral Chicken 1 20.00%
Common Sparrow 2 40.00%
Barred Dove 1 20.00%
Lace-neck Dove 0 0%
Other 0 0%
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Old August 12th, 2015, 01:43 PM
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Let's see:

1. Cattle Egret
2. Mynah
3. Java Finch
4. Red-vented Bulbul
5. Amazon Green Parrot (thousands by the Heiau up in Aiea)
6. Feral Chicken
7. Common Sparrow
8. Barred Dove
9. Lace-neck Dove?
10: Other?

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Old August 13th, 2015, 02:09 AM
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I remember Mynah birds being common around Lihue and Hilo. It wasn't until I moved to Honolulu that the Zebra Doves really outnumber the Mynah and the Sparrows.
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Old August 13th, 2015, 11:35 AM
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This is actually an interesting question. Has anyone ever taken a count of the bird population? Years ago I would have said sparrows were the more common, hands down. But now, I think other birds have grown in numbers, especially doves, but I'll still go with sparrows.

You forgot one bird, though: pigeons. They're all over the place. Especially my car.
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Old August 13th, 2015, 04:43 PM
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This is actually an interesting question. Has anyone ever taken a count of the bird population? Years ago I would have said sparrows were the more common, hands down. But now, I think other birds have grown in numbers, especially doves, but I'll still go with sparrows.

You forgot one bird, though: pigeons. They're all over the place. Especially my car.
Do we have real pigeons? I'll have to pay better attention. Lace-neck doves are as large as pigeons; I always assumed... oops.
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Old August 14th, 2015, 01:33 AM
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While attending UH Manoa between 1979 to 1981 I would see pigeons on campus. Would also see pigeons at Kapiolani Park during the mid-1990's while launching model rockets there.

There was almost a mid-air collision between a pigeon who happen to fly from behind a person who was launching a rocket. Poor bird just brought its wings to its body to avoid the rocket lifting off but otherwise the bird made it out okay.
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Old August 18th, 2015, 03:03 AM
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You forgot one bird, though: pigeons. They're all over the place. Especially my car.
Are the pigeons the only culprit of the bombs away?
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