French: Psittirostre psittacin German: Gelbkopf-Kleidervogel Spanish: Ou
J. F. Gmelin
Sandwich Islands = Hawaiian Islands
Kauai and Hawaii, in main Hawaiian Is. Last confirmed record in 1987; possibly extinct#R.
17 cm. A medium-sized rather pot-bellied finch-like bird having elongated heavy bill with strongly hooked upper mandible. Male has head bright golden-yellow, sharply... read more
Calls loud, drawn-out, far-carrying human-like whistles slurred up or, less commonly, down. Song... read more
Found in all habitats, at least seasonally; very wet ohia (Metrosideros polymorpha)... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily frugivorous, but caterpillars also taken during seasonal outbreaks. Diet includes flowers, composite fruits and leaf bracts of... read more
Season apparently in spring, with begging juveniles present into Aug. No other information.
Nomadic. Wanders widely, following food resources; although never directly observed, probably moved... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (POSSIBLY EXTINCT). Restricted-range species: present in Central Hawaiian Islands EBA and Hawai‘i EBA. No definite sightings on Kauai since 1989... read more
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