J. F. Gmelin, 1788,
Sandwich Islands = Hawaii.
Long regarded as conspecific with extinct Laysan species †H. fraithii, but treated as separate species based on a suite of potential isolating mechanisms (song and its phenology, feeding behaviour, nest placement and structure, as well as habitat) and osteological differences. Has hybridized with Drepanis coccinea#R. Monotypic.
Main Hawaiian Is: Kauai, Oahu, Lanai, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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