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About the 'Akikiki

Also known as: Baird's Creeper, Kauaʻi Creeper

The ʻAkikiki is a type of Hawaiian honeycreeper endemic to the island of Kauaʻi. There it lives in rainforest habitat. The species is non-migratory.

The ʻAkikiki is also known as the Kauai Creeper or Baird's Creeper. These little birds feed mostly on insects. They move up and down tree trunks like nuthatches.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 21 July 2014
Scientific Name Oreomystis bairdi
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Oreomystis
  • O. bairdi
Birdorable Family Finches
Conservation Status Critically Endangered
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 25 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.1 inches
.4 to .6 ounces


Like too many other Hawaiian endemics, the ʻAkikiki is Critically Endangered, with a decreasing population trend, as of July 2014. Habitat loss and degradation are two major threats to the species.

International Names

  • 考岛悬木雀 (Chinese)
  • šatovník tmavohřbetý (Czech)
  • Akikiki (Danish)
  • Kauaikruiper (Dutch)
  • kauainkiipijä (Finnish)
  • Akikiki de Kauai (French)
  • Weißkehl-Kleidervogel (German)
  • Rampichino di Kuai (Italian)
  • カウアイキバシリ [kauaikibashiri] (Japanese)
  • Akikiki (Norwegian)
  • hawajka szarawa (Polish)
  • Акикики (Russian)
  • Akikiki de Kauai (Spanish)
  • Akikiki (Swedish)

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'Akikiki Coloring Page

'Akikiki Coloring Page

The 'Akikiki is a critically endangered species of finch native to the island of Kaua'i. It is part of the Hawaiian honeycreeper family. It has a mousy grey plumage with white underparts. ... more