About the 'Akikiki

Also known as: Baird's Creeper, Kauaʻi Creeper

The 'Akikiki is a type of Hawaiian honeycreeper endemic to the island of Kaua'i. There it lives in rainforest habitat. The species is non-migratory.

The 'Akikiki 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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 21 July 2014
Scientific Name
Oreomystis bairdi
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Oreomystis
  • O. bairdi
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered (as of 4 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.1 inches
.4 to .6 ounces


Like too many other Hawaiian endemics, the 'Akikiki 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

Chinese (汉语) 考岛悬木雀
Czech (Cesky) šatovník tmavohřbetý
Danish (Dansk) Akikiki
Dutch (Nederlands) Kauaikruiper
Finnish (Suomi) kauainkiipijä
French (Français) Akikiki de Kauai
German (Deutsch) Weißkehl-Kleidervogel
Italian (Italiano) Rampichino di Kuai
Japanese (日本語) カウアイキバシリ [kauaikibashiri]
Norwegian (Norsk) Akikiki
Polish (Polski) hawajka szarawa
Russian (русский язык) Акикики
Spanish (Español) Akikiki de Kauai
Swedish (Svenska) Akikiki
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