Garrulax canorus | Chinese hwamei

Introduced

Other Names: melodious laughingthrush, 画眉

The hwamei, or melodious laughing-thrush, is originally from central China. First released on Oʻahu as escapees during a fire. They were then purposefully introduced to the other islands. A secretive brown forest bird with a white eye-line, it is rarely seen but conspicuous by its long melodic song.

 

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Hotspots for Chinese hwamei

SIDE TRIP: Wai‘ānapanpa State Park

Open Ocean

Waianapanapa State Park
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Kahakapao Recreation Area

Wet forest

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Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area

Dry forest

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Waikamoi Preserve (The Nature Conservancy-PRIVATE)

Wet forest

TNC Waikamoi Preserve
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Hosmer Grove (Haleakalā National Park)

Dry forest

Hosmer Grove
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Palila Forest Discovery Trail

Dry forest

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Pu‘u Huluhulu Trail

Dry forest

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Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Trail

Wet forest

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Kaulana Manu Nature Trail

Wet forest

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Kaūmana Trail

Wet forest

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Wailoa River State Park

Coastal Wetland

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Loko Waka Pond

Coastal Wetland

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