Anianiau

Magumma parva

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Fringilline & Cardueline Finches (Fringillidae)

Code 4

ANIA

Code 6

MAGPAR

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Vulnerable

The Anianiau is a small Hawaiian Honeycreeper endemic to the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It occurs in mesic and wet forests situated above 600 meters in elevation and forages for nectar and small invertebrates in ohia and other native tree species. The population of the Anianiau is thought to number 44,400 individuals and has been given a conservation rating of Vulnerable. The biggest threats faced by the Anianiau are habitat degradation and introduced species.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Anianiau: This is a very small songbird with yellow or green-yellow plumage and yellow edging on the feathers, wings and tail. They have beige legs and feet and a beige, slightly decurved bill. As well as eating arthropods, these honeycreepers drink nectar from flowers. Males are brighter in color than females. They have an undulating flight.

 

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Anianiau SONGS AND CALLS

Anianiau 2

Call is a whistled "to-wheet".

Anianiau 5

Whisper song is a series of soft notes and calls.

Similar Sounding

Kauai Amakihi 2

Song is a flat trill, sometimes the first note is higher.


Voice Text

"Wisee, wisee, wisee, wisee."

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of honeycreepers are collectively known as a "hive" of honeycreepers.
  • It was first discovered on the 1830s, then not seen again for another 50 years.
  • The Anianiau, also known as the Lesser Amakihi, is the smallest species of Hawaiian Honeycreeper.
  • This bird is found in only 15% of its former range.

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RANGE MAP HAWAII

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This map shows how this species is distributed across the Hawaiian island.

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Chris Vest

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