Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Vulnerable

Anianiau (Magumma parva)


Taxonomy

French: Anianiau de Kauai German: Gelbkleidervogel Spanish: Anianiau
Taxonomy:

Himatione parva

Stejneger

, 1887,

Kauai

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Kauai, in Hawaiian Is.

Descriptive notes

10 cm; 8–11 g. Smallest Hawaiian honeycreeper, with short, thin and slightly downcurved bill. Male is mostly bright yellow with slight mustard tinge, a little darker on... read more

Voice

Distinctive call of two or three syllables upslurred, "tew-weet" or "see-u-weet... read more

Habitat

Mostly temperate mixed forest and ohia-koa (Metrosideros polymorpha-Acacia koa)... read more

Food and feeding

Nectar and invertebrates taken in about equal amounts; occasionally juice of fruits. Forages in outer canopy and in understorey of shrubs,... read more

Breeding

Breeds mainly in first half of year. Monogamous. Courting male holds wings parallel to ground, hops up and down, and sings; female... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Central Hawaiian Islands EBA. Has tiny global range, less than 15% of original range. Formerly at all elevations, but now... read more

Recommended citation

Pratt, D. (2018). Anianiau (Magumma parva). 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/61438 on 16 December 2018).