Hawaiian petrels endangered by feral cats

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This video says about itself:

Rare ‘ua’u (petrel) returns to burrow in the moonlight high on the slopes of Mauna Loa in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

From Wildlife Extra:

New study provides first direct evidence of feral cats in Hawaii killing endangered Hawaiian petrel

Hawaiian petrel existence threatened by cats

April 2013. A new study by federal and university scientists has provided the first direct videographic evidence of depredation of the endangered Hawaiian Petrel by feral cats. The study affirms large amounts of earlier anecdotal evidence that feral cats are an important factor in population declines of the species and provides important additional information on the behaviour of cats at petrel burrows.

Petrel burrows video surveillance

The study, which was prepared by scientists from the University of Hawaiʻi, National Park Service, and U.S. Geological Survey, involved the monitoring of 14 Hawaiian Petrel burrows with digital infrared video cameras that…

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