French: Psittirostre de Nihoa German: Nihoakleidervogel Spanish: Palila de Nihoa
Formerly considered conspecific with T. cantans. Monotypic.
Nihoa, in NW Hawaiian Is.
17 cm; 21–28 g (in captivity). A medium-sized finch with proportionally smaller bill than T. cantans, lacking hook at tip. Male is yellow on head and breast,... read more
Call a whistled "teu-eee" or "chewee-teu-eee" and a shorter "chidit... read more
Shrubby vegetation dominated by aweoweo (Chenopodium oahuense), popolo (Solanum... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous. Eats insects, leaves, flowers and fruits of aweoweo, unripe seeds of endemic ihi (Portulaca villosa), seeds and leaf... read more
Nesting season in first half of year, peak not determined. Monogamous, but no information on duration of pair-bond. Male courtship display... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Nihoa Secondary Area. Has tiny global range, confined to a single island of c. 63 ha in extent, and estimated... read more
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