French: Rousserolle obscure German: Hawaiirohrsänger Spanish: Carricero familiar
Laysan Island, Hawaii
Subspecies and Distribution
A. f. familiaris
(Rothschild, 1892) – Laysan Millerbird – Laysan, in NW Hawaiian Is.
A. f. kingi
(Wetmore, 1924) – Nihoa Millerbird – Nihoa, in W Hawaiian Is.
13 cm; 15–21·5 g (mean c. 18·3 g). Small and drab, thin-billed warbler. Nominate race extinct. Race kingi has lores whitish with some olive tips... read more
Song, from exposed perch, rather simple and short, described as thin, metallic and energetic. Calls... read more
Bushy hillsides; prefers dense cover near ground, particularly around the shrubs Chenopodium... read more
Food and feeding
Diet chiefly insects and their larvae, especially moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera, including large miller moths of family Noctuidae),... read more
Season at least Jan–Sept. Monogamous. Nest built by both sexes, taking up to 2 weeks, a fairly deep cup (not so deep as nests of most... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Laysan Island EBA (Extinct) and in Nihoa Secondary Area. Nominate race was confined to Laysan I, where estimated... read more
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