French: Pseudonestor de Maui German: Papageischnabel-Kleidervogel Spanish: Pseudonestor
Other common names: Kiwikiu
E Maui, in Hawaiian Is.
14 cm; male 22·4–28·5 g, female 16·5–23·5 g. Medium-sized passerine with relatively huge but laterally compressed bill. Male is olive-... read more
Calls include loud "cheek" or "chick", very similar to typical call of ... read more
Ohia-koa (Metrosideros polymorpha-Acacia koa) rainforest, at 1200–2350 m;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet almost 80% wood-boring beetle larvae (Coleoptera), also caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and other invertebrates; occasionally takes nectar... read more
Season Nov–Jun. Monogamous, partners remaining together for several years. Courtship involves sexual chasing and courtship feeding,... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Central Hawaiian Islands EBA. Has tiny range, within which habitat being seriously degraded by introduced feral... read more
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