Kauai Amakihi

The Common ʻAmakihi or Hawaiʻi ʻAmakihi is a species of finch in the Hawaiian honeycreeper subfamily, Drepanididae. It is endemic to the main Hawaiian Islands except for Lanai, where it has been extirpated. It is one of the most common honeycreepers, inhabiting all types of habitat on the islands at elevations from sea level to 8,000 feet . Of all the forest birds native to Hawaii, the Common ʻAmakihi has been affected the least by habitat changes, and can even be seen in suburban Oahu. It is suspected that it is evolving resistance to diseases such as avian malaria. The Common ʻAmakihi is a small bird, measuring about 4 inches in length. It is a yellow-green bird with a small black bill that is 0.5 inches long and has brown eyes with black pupils.

The Kauai Amakihi is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Kauai AmakihiHemignathus kuaiensis Order PASSERIFORMES – Family FRINGILLIDAE Issue No. 360c Authors: Lindsey, G. D., E. A. Vanderwerf, H. Baker, and P. E. Baker * Articles * Multimedia * References Courtesy Preview This Introductory article that you are viewing is a courtesy preview of the full life history account of this species. The remaining articles (Distribution, Habitat, Behavior, etc. More

* The Kauai Amakihi has the longest bill and is the largest surviving species of amakihi. * The Hawaiian name Amakihi is derived from the word kihi or kihikihi, meaning curved. * They were once considered a subspecies of the Common Amakihi but are endemic to Kauai and are now considered a full species. More

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Kauai Amakihi Hemignathus kauaiensis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Vulnerable Justification This species qualifies as Vulnerable because it has a very small range. It occupies a small area of upland forest on one island, where it is at risk from the effects of exotic taxa. More

Kauai Amakihi Hemignathus kauaiensis = Kauai Island, Hawaii, USA - Date unknown More

Kauai Amakihi Hemignathus kauaiensis = Described by: Wilson (1890) Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors Old scientific name(s): Loxops stejnegeri, Viridonia stejnegeri, Hemignathus stejnegeri Photographs Kokee State Park, Kauai Island, Hawaii, USA - Apr 11, 2005 More

Kauai Amakihi Hemignathus kauaiensis 5 Kolea Stream trail 19th 5 Alakai Swamp trail 20th, Kauai. Hawaii Amakihi Hemignathus virens Maui: 5-10 Hosmer Grove 15th, Waikomoi Preserve 16th and Waikamoi Flume trail 17th. Hawaii: 5-10 Hakalau Forest 22nd, 2 Puu Laau 23rd, 2 Manuka State Pk 24th. Oahu Amakihi Hemignathus chloris 2 Aiea trail, Oahu 26th. Anianiau Viridonia parva 5 Kolea Stream trail 19th, 2 Alakai Swamp trail 20th, Kauai. More

Kauai Amakihi Hemignathus kauaiensis A few on 20th at Kokee State Park, Kauai and common 21st at Alakai Swamp. Anianiau Hemignathus parvus A few at Alakai Swamp, Kauai on 21st. Akiapolaau Hemignathus munroi 1 or 2 in a large forest patch along Puu Oo Trail, Big Island on 19th. Hawaii Creeper Oreomystis mana 4 at Hakalau Forest, Big Island on 18th. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Genus : Hemignathus
Species : virens
Authority : (Cabanis, 1851)