The Birds of Hawaii's Hakalau Forest
Two nectar feeding members of the honeycreeper family, the scarlet 'APAPANE and the orange-red I'IWI, abound in the forest canopy where 'ohi'a'lehua blossoms are plentiful.
The i'iwi, with its long orange bill, is easily distinguished from the 'apapane, which has a short, black bill and white feathers under the tail. When the i'iwi is present, its "squeaky hinge" call can be heard throughout the forest.
Photos: © Jack Jeffrey
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