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Manu Minute: ˊApapane, The Flower Fa‪n‬ Manu Minute

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ˊApapane are the most abundant Hawaiian honeycreeper. Scientists estimate that there are over a million individuals throughout the state — about one ˊapapane per person in Hawai‘i. Like the ˊamakihi, ˊapapane appear to be developing a genetic resistance to mosquito-borne avian malaria, which has helped them sustain their numbers. However, they are still vulnerable to habitat loss and predation. ˊApapane can be found on all the main Hawaiian Islands. They are in much lower numbers on Lanaˊi,

ˊApapane are the most abundant Hawaiian honeycreeper. Scientists estimate that there are over a million individuals throughout the state — about one ˊapapane per person in Hawai‘i. Like the ˊamakihi, ˊapapane appear to be developing a genetic resistance to mosquito-borne avian malaria, which has helped them sustain their numbers. However, they are still vulnerable to habitat loss and predation. ˊApapane can be found on all the main Hawaiian Islands. They are in much lower numbers on Lanaˊi,

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