French: Anianiau de Kauai German: Gelbkleidervogel Spanish: Anianiau
Kauai, in Hawaiian Is.
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
Distinctive call of two or three syllables upslurred, "tew-weet" or "see-u-weet... read more
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
Breeds mainly in first half of year. Monogamous. Courting male holds wings parallel to ground, hops up and down, and sings; female... read more
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
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