Mohoidae – Oos

Kauai Oo (Moho braccatus) ©WikiC

Kauai Oo (Moho braccatus) ©WikiC

But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; And the birds of the air, and they will tell you; (Job 12:7 NKJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Mohoidae – Oos

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Species (5)

Kioea (Chaetoptila angustipluma)
Kauai Oo (Moho braccatus)
Oahu Oo (Moho apicalis)
Bishop’s Oo (Moho bishopi)
Hawaii Oo (Moho nobilis)


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Mohoidae is a family of Hawaiian species of recently extinct, nectarivorous songbirds in the genera Moho (ʻŌʻōs) and Chaetoptila (Kioea). These now extinct birds form their own family, representing the only complete extinction of an entire avian family in modern times, when the disputed family Turnagridae is disregarded for being invalid. (Wikipedia)

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