Latin name: Anas wyvilliana
The federally endangered Hawaiian Duck has experienced range contraction and population declines during the past century due to habitat loss, introduced predators, overhunting, and hybridization with feral Mallards. However, a critical obstacle in developing effective conservation plans for Hawaiian Duck involves the lack of information on demographic parameters and its ecology in general. Chris Malachowski is investigating the population dynamics of this island duck in order to identify factors limiting species recovery.
Malachowski MS Thesis