Genus Palmeria

Crested honeycreeper - The ʻākohekohe is a nectarivore that feeds on the flowers of ʻōhiʻa lehua high up in the canopy. It is an aggressive bird and will drive away competing nectarivores, such as the related ʻapapane and ʻiʻiwi. When ʻōhiʻa lehua blossoms are limited, it will eat insects, fruit, and nectar from other plants. The ʻakohekohe will forage in the understory if necessary, where food plants include ʻākala .

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Genus : Palmeria