French: Loxopse de Kauai German: Kauai-Akepakleidervogel Spanish: Akepa de Kauai
S. B. Wilson
Kauai, in Hawaiian Is.
10 cm; c. 11 g. Small finch-like passerine with notched tail and conical bill, mandibles crossed at tip. Male is olive-green on hindcrown, nape and back, bright yellow on... read more
Typical call a loud ringing "peek!" or "sweet!"; other calls, possibly flock... read more
Montane ohia, ohia-koa (Metrosideros polymorpha-Acacia koa), and temperate mixed... read more
Food and feeding
Diet arthropods, including spiders (Araneae), psyllids (Psyllidae) and caterpillars. Forages in outer leaf clumps of ohia canopy, very... read more
Season at least Mar–Apr, possibly Feb–Jun. In courtship display, male hops back and forth in front of female while uttering... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Central Hawaiian Islands EBA. Has tiny global range, and has suffered extremely rapid population decline since... read more
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