Hawaiian honeycreeper


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Hawai′ian hon′eycreeper


n.
any of various finches of the subfamily Drepanidinae, native to the Hawaiian Islands, and including a number of very rare and extinct species.
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Noun1.Hawaiian honeycreeper - small to medium-sized finches of the Hawaiian islandsHawaiian honeycreeper - small to medium-sized finches of the Hawaiian islands
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
Drepanididae, family Drepanididae - Hawaiian honeycreepers
mamo - black honeycreepers with yellow feathers around the tail; now extinct
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Some of the species in question that will get a closer look--and which CBD hopes are "fast-tracked" for protection--include the walrus, the wolverine, the Mexican gray wolf, the New England cottontail rabbit, three species of sage grouse, the scarlet Hawaiian honeycreeper ('I'iwi), the California golden trout, the Rio Grande cutthroat trout and the Miami blue butterfly, among others.
One example is the po'ouli (Melamprosops phaeosoma), a Hawaiian honeycreeper.
Already, 21 species have been lost, according to BirdLife, from the Hawaiian honeycreeper Poo-uli to Brazil's Spixs Macaw.
Today, birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts can expect to spot the scarlet-colored Hawaiian honeycreeper, endangered goose called "nene," King Kamehameha butterflies, or even elusive Hawaiian hawks.
The optional climb to view the island of Niihau actually feels good, and at a rest break for cold drinks you may be treated to songs from a half-dozen different birds, including the 'Anianiau, a small, green native Hawaiian honeycreeper.
For more than a decade, taxonomists had classified this chunky, short-tailed bird as part of the Hawaiian honeycreeper family, which gives off an odor resembling that of a musty canvas tent.
Spatial and temporal patterns of genetic diversity in an endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper, the Hawaii Akepa (Loxops coccineus coccineus).
This endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper (Fringillidae: Drepanidinae) was first described by Wilson (1890).
Functional anatomy and adaptive evolution of the feeding apparatus in the Hawaiian honeycreeper genus Loxops (Drepanididae).
Convergent evolution of 'creepers' in the Hawaiian honeycreeper radiation.
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