Kauai Oo Moho braccatus Scientific name definitions

Paul W. Sykes Jr., Angela K. Kepler, Cameron B. Kepler, and J. Michael Scott
Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020
Text last updated January 1, 2000

About the Author(s)


Paul W. Sykes, Jr., is a Research Wildlife Biologist with the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center; he was with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1967 to 1993. He received a B.Sc. in forest management (1961) and an M.Sc. in zoology (1967) from North Carolina State University at Raleigh. Previous research focused on population status and distribution, breeding biology and ecology, and conservation of the Snail Kite in Florida (1967-1980); and on annual and seasonal movements and survival rates of Kirtland's Warbler in Michigan (1984-1997) using marked birds. He is currently engaged in a study of annual survival in the Atlantic Coast population of the Painted Bunting. Current address: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2152. E-mail: paul_sykes@usgs.gov .

Angela K. Kepler received her B.Sc. from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in 1964; her M.S. from the University of Hawai'i in 1966; and her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1971. From 1964 to 1966 she was a recipient of an East-West Center Scholarship at the University of Hawai'i, where her 30+ year interest in Hawaiian natural history and culture began. From 1976 to 1988 she lived at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Field Station on Maui, participating in the statewide USFWS Forest Bird Surveys and writing books, scientific papers, and popular articles on Hawaiian wildlife and culture, with a longtime interest in Hawaiian feather work in particular. For the last 15 years she has specialized in Pacific-wide environmental consulting and shipboard ecotourism lecturing. She has written 10 books on Hawaiian natural history. Current address: 400 Snapfinger Drive, Athens, GA 30605. E-mail: fluffyfairytern@hotmail.com .

Cameron B. Kepler has a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. From 1968 to his retirement in 1999, he served as a Research Wildlife Biologist with the Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1968-1993), studying the ecology and behavior of endangered birds, including the Puerto Rican Parrot (1968-1971), Whooping Crane (1973-1977), and Kirtland's Warbler (1987-1997). From 1977 to 1987 he was based on Maui, where he worked with forest birds throughout the islands, including 2 summers in Kaua'i forests. Current address: 400 Snapfinger Drive, Athens, GA 30605. E-mail: a.kepler@worldnet.att.net .

J. Michael Scott is a Research Wildlife Biologist from San Diego, CA. His interests in natural history began with marine animals, sparked by early experiences as an avid skin diver. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in zoology from the California State University at San Diego, and a Ph.D. from Oregon State University. His interest in birds started during 2 years with the Peace Corps in Colombia (1963-1965). He spent 10 years in Hawai'i, where he conducted a comprehensive survey of that state's endangered avifauna. He has maintained an abiding interest in the birds of Hawai'i, publishing 1 monograph, 2 edited volumes, and more than 50 journal articles on the topic. Currently, he is a Research Biologist with the Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, and Professor of Wildlife Biology at the University of Idaho. Current address: Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, College of Forestry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-1141. E-mail: michael_scott@usgs.gov .

Recommended Citation

Sykes Jr., P. W., A. K. Kepler, C. B. Kepler, and J. M. Scott (2020). Kauai Oo (Moho braccatus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.kauoo.01