honeycreeper


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Synonyms for honeycreeper

small to medium-sized finches of the Hawaiian islands

small bright-colored tropical American songbird with a curved bill for sucking nectar

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Today, less than half of the formerly known honeycreepers are still found in Hawaiian forests.
She speculates about what might be done to save the honeycreepers from malaria.
Using genetic data from 28 bird species that seemed similar to the honeycreepers morphologically, genetically or that shared geographic proximity, the researchers determined that the various honeycreeper species evolved from Eurasian rosefinches.
Two bird species, Bananaquits (Coereba flaveola: Emberizidne, Coerebinae), also called the Bahama Honeycreeper, and Bahama Woodstars (Calliphlox evelynae: Trochilidae),.
I think the time will come when the children of Hawaii will be able to go into a forest and say, 'Look, there's a honeycreeper, and there's another one.
In addition, the adult wasps collect huge amounts of nectar, draining resources for native insects and birds such as the Hawaiian honeycreeper.
Light filters through the leafy canopy, and everywhere there is the cooing of fruit pigeons, the whisper of honeycreeper wings.
2] TOUSY (dishevelled) = OU (a honeycreeper bird) + STY
nigra: Armstrong, 1992 [P, E]; McFarland, 1994 [E]; Hawaiian honeycreeper, Vestiaria coccinea: Carpenter and MacMillen, 1976 [P, C, E]; review: Carpenter, 1987 [C, E]; golden winged sunbir ds, Nectarinia reichenowi: Gill and Wolf, 1975 [C, E]).
Stuart Pimm of the University of Tennessee, spent two rain-soaked years in Hawaii scouring the side of Maui's 10,000-plus-foot Haleakala Crater in search of the elusive po'ouli honeycreeper, first discovered in 1973, later assumed to have gone extinct, and now believed by some experts to be the world's rarest bird.
Today, approximately 23 honeycreeper species remain--less than half the number of species that once populated the islands.
47) The Palila, a finch-billed bird of the Hawaiian Honeycreeper family, is a listed endangered species that lives in a forest area designated as critical habitat.
For more than a decade, taxonomists had classified this chunky, short-tailed bird as part of the Hawaiian honeycreeper family, which gives off an odor resembling that of a musty canvas tent.