French: Psittirostre palila German: Schwarzmasken-Kleidervogel Spanish: Palila de Hawái
N Hawaii, in E Hawaiian Is.
19 cm; male 38·1 g, female 37·6 g, juvenile male 38·4 g, juvenile female 38·7 g. A large finch with relatively small blunt, arched bill like that... read more
Call an onomatopoeic "pa-léé-la" or variations thereof, often with... read more
High-elevation open-canopy mamane-naio (Sophora chrysophylla-Myoporum sandwicense... read more
Food and feeding
Main food taken is green mamane seeds; consumes also caterpillars, naio fruits, mamane flowers. Young are fed with caterpillars and also... read more
Nests in first half of year. Occasional helpers at nest recorded. Male courtship includes low flutter-and-glide display-flights and... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Hawai‘i EBA. Has tiny global range, within which population has declined rapidly and steeply; 96% of total... read more
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