French: Akiapolaau d’Hawaï German: Hawaii-Sichelkleidervogel Spanish: Akiapolaau
Hawaii I, in E Hawaiian Is.
14 cm; male 19·8-37 g, female 17–35 g. Medium-sized honeycreeper with combination-tool bill, upper mandible long and downcurved, lower mandible about half length... read more
Calls include a 2-note to 4-note whistle, "cheerdle-ee", a 2-note upslurred whistle,... read more
Mainly in mesic to wet ohia-koa (Metrosideros polymorpha-Acacia koa) forest and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes spiders (Araneae), grubs and adult beetles (Coleoptera), lacewing larvae (Neuroptera), and caterpillars (Lepidoptera),... read more
Breeds any time of year, peak Feb–Jul. Monogamous, partners remaining together for several seasons in stable populations. Defends... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Hawai‘i EBA. Has very small, highly fragmented range. Once widespread, but now confined to upper elevations on slopes... read more
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