For mtDNA, Sanger sequences were matched to existing mtDNA sequences for Hawaiian honeycreepers to determine the species identity of 2551-51657's mother.
Almost nothing is known about mate choice in the Hawaiian honeycreepers.
The researchers looked at the evolution of the Hawaiian honeycreepers
after the formation of Kauai-Niihau, Oahu, Maui-Nui and Hawaii and found that each island that forms represents a blank slate for evolution, so as one honeycreeper species moves from one island to a new island, those birds encounter new habitat and ecological niches that may force them to adapt and branch off into distinct species.
Virtually all Hawaiian honeycreepers give off a peculiar scent.
Most Hawaiian honeycreepers have songs that are loud, canary-like trills;' Pratt says.
Carlquist (1974: 129) considered that "the rarity and early extinction of some of the Hawaiian honeycreepers may have left gaps in our geographical distribution; Ciridops might have occurred on islands other than the island of Hawaii, for example.
Pelvic appendage myology of the Hawaiian Honeycreepers (Drepanididae).
Status of species and subspecies of Hawaiian honeycreepers
(Drepanidinae) known from historic times.
Genetic structure along an elevation gradient in Hawaiian honeycreepers
reveals contrasting evolutionary responses to avian malaria.
Genetic evidence for the origin and relationships of the Hawaiian honeycreepers (Aves: Fringillidae).
Why the Hawai'i Creeper is an Oreomystis: what phenotypic characters reveal about the phylogeny of Hawaiian honeycreepers.
Interspecific feeding within the Hawaiian honeycreepers
(Drepanidinae: Fringillidae) is unknown.
These behaviors are common to other Hawaiian honeycreepers (Lepson and Freed 1997, Lepson and Woodworth 2001, Pratt 2005).
The 'Akikiki or Kaua'i Creeper (Oreomystis bairdi) is a small forest bird in the Hawaiian honeycreeper subfamily (Drepanidinae: Fringillidae) endemic to the island of Kaua'i.
Finally, Maui is a large island that has retained extensive areas of native forest and still supports several Hawaiian honeycreepers
(Drepanidinae) that are much more sensitive to disturbance and disease than 'Elepaio (Pratt et al.