Chlorodrepanis virens | Hawaii amakihi | ʻamakihi


The most common native bird, the ʻamakihi is an adaptable bird in a changing landscape. A small greenish-yellowish-grayish bird at 4 ½ inches, they flit about the trees sipping nectar and catching insects in almost every type of Hawaiian forest. While avian malaria is decimating other native bird species, the amakihi appears to be adapting, being spotted at lower elevation (and within the mosquito zone) in Puna on Hawaiʻi Island and even the edges of urban Honolulu.