Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Endangered

Hawaii Creeper (Manucerthia mana)


Taxonomy

French: Loxopse mana German: Hawaiiastläufer Spanish: Akikiki de Hawaii
Taxonomy:

Himatione mana

S. B. Wilson

, 1891,

Hawaii

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Hawaii, in E Hawaiian Is.

Descriptive notes

11 cm; 12·5–16 g. Small nondescript, short-tailed passerine with conical, slightly downcurved bill. Plumage is greyish-green above, olive-yellow below, shading... read more

Voice

Call a quiet "sweet". Song a rapid rattling descending trill. Whisper song includes short... read more

Habitat

Mostly wet ohia and ohia-koa (Metrosideros polymorpha-Acacia koa) forest with... read more

Food and feeding

Diet mainly arboreal invertebrates, including spiders (Araneae), adult and larval insects (Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Homoptera, Hemiptera,... read more

Breeding

Season Jan–Aug, peak Feb–May. Monogamous; partners remain together for several years. In mating display, male, usually while... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Hawai‘i EBA. Has very small, greatly fragmented and contracting range, with continuing habitat loss and degradation. In... read more

Recommended citation

Pratt, D. (2018). Hawaii Creeper (Manucerthia mana). 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/61442 on 22 October 2018).