Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Extinct

Kona Grosbeak (Chloridops kona)


Taxonomy

French: Psittirostre à gros bec German: Konakleidervogel Spanish: Kona
Taxonomy:

Chloridops kona

S. B. Wilson

, 1888,

Kona, Hawaii

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mauna Loa, Hawaii, in Hawaiian Is.

When discovered in 1887, this species had a distribution limited to some 10 km#R of montane forest between 1100 m and 1700 m, and was considered then to be very rare. It was last seen, and collected, in 1892. Reasons for its extinction are unknown, although habitat destruction—logging of its forest habitat—and avian malaria are likely to have been responsible.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

(2018). Kona Grosbeak (Chloridops kona). 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/1414199 on 16 October 2018).