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Hawaiʻi ʻAmakihi

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About the Hawaiʻi ʻAmakihi

Also known as: Common ʻAmakihi, Hawaii Amakihi

The Hawaiʻi ʻAmakihi is a Hawaiian finch and one of the Hawaiian honeycreepers. These small birds are found on the Big Island, Maui, and Molokaʻi.

Historically, there were at least 51 different species of Hawaiian honeycreeper. Today around 21 species are still found on the Hawaiian islands. All but two of them are considered vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. Along with the ʻApapane, the Hawaiʻi ʻAmakihi is one of the most common honeycreepers in Hawaii, with a conservation status of Least Concern.

Hawaiʻi ʻAmakihis have a varied diet, and are found in many different habitat types on the islands. This adaptability may contribute to its survival success when compared to the other honeycreeper species.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 14 April 2015
Scientific Name Hemignathus virens
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Hemignathus
  • H. virens
Birdorable Family Finches
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • 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 11 October 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
3.9 to 4.3 inches
.37 to .57 ounces
Range Oceania

International Names

  • 夏威夷绿雀 (Chinese)
  • šatovník amakihi (Czech)
  • Amakihi (Danish)
  • Amakihi (Dutch)
  • amakihi (Finnish)
  • Amakihi familier (French)
  • Hawaii-Amakihikleidervogel (German)
  • Amakihi (Italian)
  • ハワイミツスイ [hawaimitsusui] (Japanese)
  • Smalnebbamakihi (Norwegian)
  • hawajka zielona (Polish)
  • Amakí-do-havaí (Portuguese)
  • Амакихи (Russian)
  • Amakihi de Hawai (Spanish)
  • hawaii-amakihi (Swedish)