- Oreomystis bairdi
The Akekee is a species of Hawaiian finch. This honeycreeper is endemic to the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. The name is also spelled ‘Akeke‘e.
These pretty little green-yellow birds have a black mask around the eye. This feature is more prominent in male birds. They grey bill has a bluish tint.
The Akekee is a type of Hawaiian honeycreeper finch, and has a specialized bill for feeding on insects it finds inside buds. Akekees also feed on tree nectar.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 29 March 2014|
|Scientific Name||Loxops caeruleirostris|
(as of 25 November 2016)