Hawaiʻi ʻAmakihi

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 14 April 2015
Scientific Name
Hemignathus virens
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Hemignathus
  • H. virens
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 11 October 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
3.9 to 4.3 inches
.37 to .57 ounces
Range

International Names

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