French: Loxopse d’Hawaï German: Hawaii-Akepakleidervogel Spanish: Akepa de Hawaii
J. F. Gmelin
Sandwich Islands = Hawaii
Hawaii, in E Hawaiian Is.
10 cm; 9·2–13 g. A very small finch-like passerine with a conical bill; tips of mandibles slightly crossed, mainly by deflection of upper mandible to right or... read more
Typical call a short warble, "teedle-ee-dee" or "teedleee", also a short... read more
Mainly old-growth forests of ohia (Metrosideros polymorpha) and koa (Acacia koa)... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly invertebrates, including caterpillars, spiders (Araneae), psyllids (Psyllidae) and planthoppers (of family Delphacidae),... read more
Egg-laying in Mar–Jun. Monogamous, with long-lasting pair-bond. In pre-breeding group displays, males sing and engage in aerial dog-... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Central Hawaiian Islands EBA and Hawai‘i EBA. Has tiny global range, extent of which continuing to decrease. Numbers... read more
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