French: Iiwi rouge German: Iiwikleidervogel Spanish: Iiwi
Kona district, Hawaii
Main Hawaiian Is: Kauai, Maui and Hawaii, and relict populations in Oahu and Molokai; formerly also Lanai.
15 cm; male 19·9 g, female 16·7 g. A medium-sized honeycreeper with heavy sickle-shaped bill. Head and body, including scapulars, brilliant scarlet-... read more
Calls include a human-like upslurred whistle, rather similar to call of Palmeria dolei,... read more
Wet to mesic ohia-koa (Metrosideros polymorpha-Acacia koa) forest, preferably... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly nectarivorous, but also takes invertebrates. Bill fits falcate corollas of many native plants, including those in genera ... read more
Extended season, Dec–Jul (mostly Feb–Jun). Monogamous, but partners separate outside breeding season. Male courtship displays... read more
Resident. Sometimes nomadic in search of nectar resources; flies between islands.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Central Hawaiian Islands EBA and Hawai‘i EBA. Reasonably common, with estimated population of at least 350,000... read more
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