Hawaii Elepaio

Other names: Flycatcher

Range:

Lives in Hawaii Islands.

Description:

This bird measures 14cm in length.  In its native Hawaii, it is the first to sing in the morning and the last to stop singing at night.

Has a long, brownish-black tail that is often cocked upright with a  very white rump, white tips on the tail feathers and white spots on the wing coverts. There are five subspecies which differ slightly in their markings.  The crown and back varies from dark brown to more grey. , The white underparts have differing amounts of shading to light brown streaks on the breast. They have Bristles which poke from the corners of the broad, almost black, beak. the male is the only gender which makes the shrill whistle.

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Hawaii Elepaio

Hawaii Elepaio

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
hawaii
hawaii endemic
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Forests
Color
brown
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
finches - fringillidae
Conservation Status
Vulnerable
Bird Species