Kauai Amakihi: Small honeycreeper, olive-green above and pale yellow to creamy gray below. Face has brown lores and pale yellow supercillium. Pale yellow chin and throat, gray wings and tail. Gray bill is decurved. Gray legs, feet. One of the least specialized and most adaptable Hawaiian species.
Range and Habitat
Kauai Amakihi: Endemic to Kauai. Found in ohia and mixed ohia-koa forests, typically above 2,000' in elevation.
The Kauai Amakihi has the longest bill and is the largest surviving species of amakihi.
They were once considered a subspecies of the Common Amakihi but are endemic to Kauai and are now considered a full species.
The Hawaiian name Amakihi is derived from the word kihi or kihikihi, meaning curved.
A group of honeycreepers are collectively known as a "hive" of honeycreepers.