Viridonia stejnegeri Wilson, 1980
The Kauaʻi ʻAmakihi (Hemignathus kauaiensis) is a species of Hawaiian honeycreeper (subfamily Drepanidinae) endemic to Kauaʻi. Birds of both sexes are greenish-yellow with black lores and a large, sickle-shaped, downcurved beak. The beak is larger than that of the other three ʻAmakihi species and occasionally leads to misidentification as a Kauaʻi Nukupuʻu, which is thought to be extinct. Like other honeycreepers, the Kauaʻi ʻAmakihi is threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, and avian malaria, but has not been affected as strongly as other species in the subfamily.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Hemignathus kauaiensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
- BirdLife Species Factsheet.
- Kauai ʻAmakihi videos, photos and sounds on the Internet Bird Collection
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