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Manu Kai Kuahiwi

This painting created for the Conservation Council for Hawaii, features Hawaiʻi's three species of endangered seabirds over Hauola Canyon on the island of Lānaʻi. The upper mountains (kuahiwi) are nesting areas of these seabirds including the ʻuaʻu (Hawaiian petrel), ʻaʻo (Newellʻs shearwater), and ʻakeʻake (band-rumped storm-petrel. Also in the distance are the migratory shorebirds called ʻakekeke (ruddy turnstones). Native plants featured in this painting include the hala pepe, uluhe fern, and pink and yellow blossomed varieties of the ʻōhiʻa lehua. A native land snail (kāhuli) is also pictured here.