Black-faced hill-robin

The Poʻouli was not discovered until 1973 by students from the University of Hawaiʻi, who found the bird on the north-eastern slopes of Haleakala on the island of Maui. It was found during the Hana Rainforest Project at an altitude of 1,980 metres above sea level. The Poʻouli was the first species of Hawaiian Honeycreeper to be discovered since 1923. It is dissimilar to other Hawaiian birds. Evidence based on DNA suggests it belongs to an ancient lineage of honeycreepers

The Black-faced hill-robin is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Nothing known about the Black-faced hill-robin

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Genus : Melamprosops
Species : phaeosoma
Authority : Casey & Jacobi, 1974