"Rare bird falls to avian malaria.' BBC News, 4 Dec 2004.
'The Po'o-uli (Malamprosops phaeosoma), an extremely rare Hawaiian bird first discovered in 1973, has died in captivity, possibly marking the extinction of its species only 31 years after it was first discovered. The bird which was suffering from avian malaria, belonged to one of the world's most threatened bird families - the Hawaiian honeycreepers. Thirteen other honeycreeper species have already died out, in what some are calling Hawaii's extinction crisis.'
'Besides habitat loss, Hawaii's massive bird losses are blamed on introduced mosquitoes, which carry diseases like avian malaria. A further seven species of Hawaiian honeycreeper are classified as Critically Endangered, with another endemic land bird, the Hawaiian Crow, now considered to be Extinct in the Wild.'
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