Drepanis coccinea | iiwi | ʻiʻiwi

Endemic

Other Names: scarlet honeycreeper

The spectacular ʻiʻiwi is an icon of the Hawaiian forest. With it’s distinctive long curved salmon bill, red feathers, and black wings, they are only 5 ½-inches long. Spot them flitting atop the trees, sipping nectar from the lehua flowers. Their bill has also specially evolved to fit into tubular flowers that in-turn have evolved to match their bill shape. Treasured Hawaiian feather work use red ʻiʻiwi feathers in capes, helmets, and kahili standards. Drab immature ʻiʻiwi are called ʻiʻiwi pōlena.

Hotspots for iiwi

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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