French: Palmérie huppée German: Haubenkleidervogel Spanish: Akohekohe
Other common names: Crested Honeycreeper
S. B. Wilson, 1891,
E Maui, in Hawaiian Is; formerly also Molokai.
18 cm; male 26·5-31 g, female 20·6-28 g. A fairly large, strikingly plumaged honeycreeper with sharp, slightly downcurved bill. Plumage is mainly black, with... read more
Contact call a quick upslurred human-like whistle, easily imitated; secondary call (or short song)... read more
Rainforest dominated by ohia-lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) with scattered koa trees (... read more
Food and feeding
Ohia nectar specialist, feeding also (when ohia bloom fails) on nectar of other flowers, including Hawaiian raspberry (akala) (Rubus... read more
Season Nov–Jun; usually two broods. Semi-colonial, with many adjacent territories in small area. Displays include spectacular aerial... read more
Resident. After breeding season, some follow elevational shifts in timing of ohia blooming.
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Central Hawaiian Islands EBA. Has tiny global range, in which habitat degraded by feral ungulates. Estimated total... read more
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