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The Hawaiian coot (Fulica alai), also known as the kea in Hawaiian, is a bird in the rail family, Rallidae, that is endemic to [[Hawaii|Hawai]].<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It is similar to the American coot at {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} in length and weighing around {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}. It has black plumage and a prominent white frontal shield. Its natural habitats are freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, coastal saline lagoons, and water storage areas. The bird was federally listed in October 1970 as an endangered species <ref>United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 1970. Conservation of Endangered Species and other Fish or Wildlife: United States List of Endangered Native Fish and Wildlife. Federal Registry 35: 16047-16048.</ref> and is considered both endemic and endangered by the state of Hawaii. It is threatened by habitat loss and introduced predators such as the small Asian mongoose.<ref name=IUCN/> The Makalawena Marsh on the [[Hawaii (island)|Big Island of Hawai]] has been listed as a National Natural Landmark to preserve one of its last nesting areas.<ref>Makalawena Marsh on National Park Service web site</ref>


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The Hawaiian coot (Fulica alai), also known as the kea in Hawaiian, is a bird in the rail family, Rallidae, that is endemic to [[Hawaii|Hawai]].<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It is similar to the American coot at {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} in length and weighing around {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}. It has black plumage and a prominent white frontal shield. Its natural habitats are freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, coastal saline lagoons, and water storage areas. The bird was federally listed in October 1970 as an endangered species <ref>United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 1970. Conservation of Endangered Species and other Fish or Wildlife: United States List of Endangered Native Fish and Wildlife. Federal Registry 35: 16047-16048.</ref> and is considered both endemic and endangered by the state of Hawaii. It is threatened by habitat loss and introduced predators such as the small Asian mongoose.<ref name=IUCN/> The Makalawena Marsh on the [[Hawaii (island)|Big Island of Hawai]] has been listed as a National Natural Landmark to preserve one of its last nesting areas.<ref>Makalawena Marsh on National Park Service web site</ref>


Hawaiian coot sections
Intro  Endangered Species Listing  Taxonomy  Population size   Gallery  References  External links  

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