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1. Any of various small, often brightly colored tropical American birds of the family Thraupidae, having a curved bill used for sucking nectar from flowers.
2. Any of various finches found only in Hawaii, some of which feed on nectar and have curved bills similar to those of the mainland honeycreepers.
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(ˈhʌn iˌkri pər)

1. any of several long-billed, brightly colored songbirds of the genera Cyanerpes and Chlorophanes, of the New World tropics, now usu. classed with the tanagers.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honeycreeper - small to medium-sized finches of the Hawaiian islandshoneycreeper - 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
2.honeycreeper - small bright-colored tropical American songbird with a curved bill for sucking nectar
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
banana quit - any of several honeycreepers
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Altitudinal variations in nests of the Hawaiian honeycreeper Hemignathus virens virens.
The plight of the I'iwi is reflective of a larger collapse of Hawai'i's endemic honeycreepers. Before people came to the islands, there were an estimated 59 species of honeycreeper among Hawai'i's 113 native bird species.
Here are some animals still at risk: R(https://www.fws.gov/redwolf/) ed wolves , leatherback turtles, Black-faced honeycreeper (the birds are presumed to be (http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22720863/0) extinct or critically endangered ) and (http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/seals/hawaiian-monk-seal.html) Hawaiian Monk Seals.
Caption: Above: The Hawaiian Islands have developed unique wet and dry tropical forest ecosystems, resulting in an incredible amount of biodiversity; below: The scarlet honeycreeper Ci'iwi) uses its long decurved bill to feed on nectar
Apapne birds, the Hawaiian honeycreeper, sing loudly, chirping and whistling, from the trees.
Threshold model of feeding territoriality and test with a Hawaiian honeycreeper. Science 194:639-642.
The locals: The Hawaiian honeycreeper sports crimson feathers and a curved black beak, while Hawaiian Hawksbill turtles use the remote beaches to lay their eggs.
2010: Spatial and temporal patterns of genetic diversity in an endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper, the Hawaii akepa (Loxops coccineus coccineus).
Functional anatomy and adaptative evolution of the feeding apparatus in the Sawaiian honeycreeper genus Loxops (Drepanidae).
More than 50 species of honeycreeper, including the 'akikiki and the 'akeke'e, evolved from that one ancestor, and they morphed with little impediment.
(39) For example, based on skeletal remains, ornithologists have estimated that before Polynesians migrated to Hawaii sometime in the first millennium AD, over one hundred species of honeycreeper inhabited the Hawaiian Islands.