Palila

Other names: Hawaiian Honeycreepers

Description:

One of the largest living Hawaiian honeycreepers, measuring around 6–7.5 inches (15–19 cm).

Has a yellow head and chest. The plumage is white to light grey. The body is medium gray, with olive green wings and tail. Has a heavy dark bill with wider sides, a brown iris, and dark feet with yellowish soles.

Range

Found only on the upper slopes of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawai?i. Live in the mountains at ranges of 6,500 to 9,500 feet .

The species is on the critically endangered list.

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Palila

Palila

Bill Shape
cone
Regions
hawaii
hawaii endemic
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Forests
Color
gray
yellow
white
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
finches - fringillidae
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered
Bird Species