AKIALOA

‡ (Fringillidae; Ϯ Hawaii Akialoa A. obscura) Hawaiian name ‘Akialoa  long-billed green bird, for the Hawaii Akialoa; "Héoro-taire akaiearoa  ...  cet oiseau est connu sous le nom d'akaiearoa à Owhyhee, une des îles Sandwich" (Vieillot 1817); "Akialoa, new genus   Type species. — Certhia obscura Gmelin, 1789.   Etymology. — The Hawaiian name for these birds. Hawaiian words do not have gender but as the present name ends in "a" we arbitrarily treat it as feminine" (Olson & James 1995).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 18 January 2019).