Maui parrotbill

The Maui parrotbill is one of the larger Hawaiian honeycreepers, measuring 14 centimetres

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The Maui parrotbill is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Maui Parrotbill is named not because it is a relative of parrots, but because of its strong, parrot-like bill. The thick neck muscles of this unique and rare honeycreeper allow the bird to use its bill like a can opener, prying open twigs, small branches and other plant material in search of insects and grubs. Found only in the East Maui Watershed, the population of Maui Parrotbills is estimated at around 500 individuals. More

The Maui Parrotbill (Pseudonestor xanthophrys) is a species of finch in the Hawaiian honeycreeper subfamily, Drepanidinae, that is endemic to Maui in Hawaiʻi. It can only be found in 50 square kilometres (19 sq mi) of mesic and wet forests at 1,200–2,150 metres (3,900–7,050 ft) on the windward slopes of Haleakalā. This species is critically endangered, with an estimated population of only 500 individuals. More

The Maui Parrotbill, with an estimated total population of 500 individuals, is found only in the remote high-elevation rain forests on the north slopes of eastern Maui, where it is resident above 1,200 m in native montane forest dominated by ‘ohi’a. It is not present in adjacent areas dominated by exotic trees. Its present range, which covers only about 50 km2, is probably marginal as is in an area of heavy rainfall, leading to drastic losses during the breeding season. More

The Maui Parrotbill is an egg-laying bird. A petite bird, the Maui Parrotbill is 5.5 inches long. It’s olive green above and yellow bellow with a distinguishing yellow stripe above the eye. The thick neck muscles allow it to help support its large, hooked bill. It also has a very small tail. (Threatened and Endangered Animals in the Hawaiian Islands) Other The lifespan of the Parrotbill is unknown (The Birds of North America: Maui Parrotbill). More

Videos and images Maui parrotbill perched on branch This honeycreeper is not a parrot at all, getting its common name from its parrot-like bill and its origin on the island of Maui. It is a stocky bird with a big head and a short tail. The head, back and wings are olive-green and the underside is ... More

Maui parrotbill perched on branch Maui parrotbill perched on branchPrint factsheet Facts - Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Drepanididae Genus Pseudonestor (1) Size Length: 14 cm (2) Status More

The Maui Parrotbill is an olive-green bird with a large parrot-like bill used to dig into branches and stems, to lift bark or lichens in search of hidden invertebrates, and to bite open fruit. The Akohekohe is a colorful, nectar-eating bird whose prominent, white bushy crest, curved forward over the bill, provided its English name of Crested Honeycreeper. More

RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS for banding of Maui Parrotbill in July 2010 - E-mail this job to someone 1. More

endangered Maui parrotbill chick hatched July 21 at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center on the island of Hawaii, creating the possibility that with captive breeding as a tool, this small forest bird may eventually recover its numbers. "This is really a quantum leap," said Alan Lieberman, co-director of the Zoological Society of San Diego's programs in Hawaii. "It's a big step to have captive adult birds healthy and content enough to breed. More

The Maui parrotbill measures 5 1/2 inches long, and is predominantly olive-green above and yellow below. It has a distinctive yellow stripe above the eye. The parrotbill has a large parrot-like bill and a very short tail. Female parrotbills are duller in color and have a smaller bill. More

Study shows Maui parrotbill population is doing well By CHRIS HAMILTON, Staff WriterPOSTED: December 19, 2009 Save | Print | Email Email: "Study shows Maui parrotbill population is doing well" *To: <-TO Email REQUIRED! *From: <-FROM Email REQUIRED! Article Photos WAILUKU - The critically endangered Maui parrotbill is apparently doing quite well, perhaps even thriving, in the The Nature Conservancy More

Maui Parrotbill - Hawaiian Evolution Fills a Niche = High in the remote mountains of East Maui, an unbroken expanse of koa and ‘öhi‘a forest supports perhaps the highest diversity of Hawaiian forest birds remaining in the archipelago. Sitting in that lush, dripping terrain, thousands of feet above sea level, the ears strain to pick out the tell-tale descending "cheer-cheer-cheer" call of the Maui parrotbill from among the chorus of more common birds, such as ‘apapane, ‘amakihi, alauahio, and ‘i‘iwi. More

The Maui parrotbill is one of Hawaii's rarest birds. Living in the remote mountains of East Maui, it has a rich olive green body with a yellow chest. The head, with a bright yellow band just above the eye, is masked in dark olive. More

for the Maui parrotbill, which uses its powerful, curved beak to pry insects and grubs out of native shrubs, trees and dead branches. The chunky bird, roughly 5 to 6 inches long, is olive green on top with a yellow stripe over its eyes. It used to be found on Maui and Molokai, but its habitat has shrunk to 19 square miles of the high windward slopes of Haleakala. An estimated 500 parrotbills remain. More

* Color-banding and resighting Maui Parrotbill in Hanawi NAR at two field sites * Locating and monitoring nests to investigate productivity At what age do Maui Parrotbill first breed? What proportion of the population is breeding? What is their breeding lifespan? What is their recruitment rate? What is their egg fertility? Is their annual variation in productivity? * Continuing predator control in areas with active Maui Parrotbill More

The Maui Parrotbill is named for its large parrot-like bill which it uses to split branches to find insect larvae, its primary prey. It is around 5 1/2 inches long, and predominantly olive-green above and yellow below with a very short tail and distinctive yellow eye-stripe. Female Parrotbills tend to be duller in color and have a smaller bill than males. Immature Parrotbills are predominantly greyish-olive above and pale yellow below with a whitish eye-stripe. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Genus : Pseudonestor
Species : xanthophrys
Authority : Rothschild, 1893