Himatione sanguinea | apapane | ʻapapane

Endemic

ʻApapane are perhaps the most abundant native bird on Hawaiʻi island and are often observed in upland native forest. ʻApapane forage for insects, bugs, and nectar in the tree tops, especially in ʻōhiʻa trees. They are famous for their variable repertoire of songs. Adult birds are over 5 inches long with crimson red feathers over most of their bodies. They have black wings and a black tail, with a white stomach and undertail. The bill is black with a slight curve. Young birds are dull brown.

Hotspots for apapane

Honua‘ula Forest Reserve (Makāula -‘O‘oma section)

Wet forest

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Palila Forest Discovery Trail

Dry forest

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Pu‘u Huluhulu Trail

Dry forest

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Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Trail

Wet forest

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Kaulana Manu Nature Trail (OPENING 2018)

Wet forest

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Kaūmana Trail

Wet forest

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