Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

Maui Nukupuu (Hemignathus affinis)


Taxonomy

French: Nukupuu de Maui German: Maui-Sichelkleidervogel Spanish: Nukupuu de Maui
Taxonomy:

Hemignathus affinis

Rothschild

, 1893,

Maui

.

See remarks under H. hanapepe. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Maui, in Hawaiian Is. Possibly extinct#R.

Descriptive notes

14 cm; 23 g. Medium-sized honeycreeper (but smaller than congeners) having long, downcurved bill with lower mandible half length of upper ("heterobill"). Male is greyish-... read more

Voice

Call a whistled 2-note "keeewit". Song a short warble, apparently similar to that of H. wilsoni... read more

Habitat

Wet ohia forest and mesic ohia-koa (Metrosideros polymorpha-Acacia koa) forest... read more

Food and feeding

Insectivorous; one bird reported taking nectar of pukiawe (Styphelia tameiameiae). Often accompanies heavier-billed ... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (POSSIBLY EXTINCT). Probably extinct. Restricted-range species: present in Central Hawaiian Islands EBA. Probably occurred throughout the island before... read more

Recommended citation

Pratt, D. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Maui Nukupuu (Hemignathus affinis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/61447 on 21 September 2017).