The Birds of Hawaii's Hakalau Forest
Like the 'apapane and the i'iwi, the common 'AMAKIHI is a honeycreeper. It commonly forages within mid to upper levels of the forest canopy, feeding mostly on insects but also taking nectar from flowers. The male is yellow with a black mask and a moderately long, black, curved bill. Female and young 'amakihi are olive green with a paler mask.
The 'ELEPAIO, a small brown and white flycatcher, flits from tree to tree in the understory, picking insects from the vegetation and catching them in the air. It can be heard calling its own name, "e-le-pai-o," in its squeaky "rubber ducky"-like voice.
Photos: © Jack Jeffrey
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