Tag: honeycreepers

May 19, 2022

WSB: Extensive measures required to save Hawaiian birds from extinction

Mosquito control and captive breeding may be the only ways to save two Hawaiian bird species hurtling toward extinction on the island of Kauai. Only a few dozen ‘akikiki (Oreomystis...

September 20, 2016

Hawaiian honeycreepers on the verge of collapse

Hawaiian native forest bird species such as the endangered akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi) and ‘akeke‘e (Loxops caeruleirostris) occupy specialized habitat on the Alaka’i Plateau on the island of Kauai. However, these...