French: Amakihi familier German: Hawaii-Amakihikleidervogel Spanish: Amakihi de Hawaii
Other common names:
J. F. Gmelin
Subspecies and Distribution
C. v. wilsoni
(Rothschild, 1893) – Hawaiian Is: Molokai and Maui; formerly also Lanai.
C. v. virens
(J. F. Gmelin, 1788) – Hawaii I, in E Hawaiian Is.
11 cm; 10·5-16·2 g. Small honeycreeper with short, downcurved bill. Male nominate race is yellowish olive-green, paler below and on face, forehead and... read more
Calls highly variable, most commonly a cat-like buzzy "tscheew"; also short chirps and... read more
Virtually all forest types, including those heavily invaded by introduced trees. On Hawaii reaches... read more
Food and feeding
Dietary generalist, c. 30% of food nectar, the rest mostly soft-bodied invertebrates (caterpillars etc.); trace component of fruit and tree... read more
Season extended; active nests found in every month of year. Monogamous; partners remain together for several years. Courtship involves... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central Hawaiian Islands EBA and Hawai‘i EBA. Common to locally abundant on Hawaii and Maui; locally... read more
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