Kauaʻi ʻAmakihi

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Kauaʻi ʻAmakihi
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Kauaʻi ʻAmakihi
Hemignathus kauaiensis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Hemignathus
Species: H. kauaiensis
Binomial name
Hemignathus kauaiensis
Pratt, 1989

Viridonia stejnegeri Wilson, 1980

The Kauaʻi ʻAmakihi (Hemignathus kauaiensis) is a species of Hawaiian honeycreeper 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.[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Hemignathus kauaiensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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