Order Passeriformes

Family Drepanididae

Hawaiian Honeycreepers
Following the taxonomy applied to HBW Alive, derived from the recently published HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, this family is no longer valid and the relevant species are now considered as part of the family Finches (Fringillidae).
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  • Small to medium-sized passerines with very varied morphotypes; some dull olive-green, others bright red or yellow.
  • Hawaiian Islands.
  • Wet and dry forest, and atoll vegetation.
  • 10-19 cm.
  • 0 genera, 0 species, 0 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    3 of these, and 3 currently unassessed species, possibly extinct; at least 16 other species extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Pratt, D. & Bonan, A. (2019). Hawaiian Honeycreepers (Drepanididae). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/52377 on 23 January 2019).