What is Native?

What is Native?

If an animal arrived in Hawai‘i on its own (without direct or indirect human help), it is considered native. 

When thinking about how animals got here naturally, remember the three “W”s:


Let’s put this knowledge to the test! 


All of the birds below are found in Hawai‘i, but some are native and some are not.
Do you know which ones are native and which are non-native?  Click to find out!

zebra dove     yellow billed     white tern front

kalij     iiwi     house sparrow

mejiro     amakihi front     mynah

night heron front     cattle egret     rock pigeon

red vented bulbul     barn owl     pueo front

grey francolin     hawaiian stilt front     java sparrow

kolea     crested     hawaiian hawk