Laysan, in Hawaiian Is.
This nectarivorous species, once reasonably common on Laysan in shrubby areas with flowering trees, was last recorded in 1923. The introduction of rabbits to the island at the end of the 19th century resulted in most of the vegetation, including the honeycreeper’s food sources, being destroyed. An expedition in 1923 succeeded in filming the species, few of which then remained, but soon thereafter a violent storm wreaked havoc on the island. The species has not been seen again.
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