Chlorodrepanis virens | Hawaii amakihi | ʻamakihi

Endemic

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.

Hotspots for Hawaii amakihi

Kahakapao Recreation Area

Wet forest

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Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area

Dry forest

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Waikamoi Preserve (The Nature Conservancy-PRIVATE)

Wet forest

TNC Waikamoi Preserve
HikingParking

Hosmer Grove (Haleakalā National Park)

Dry forest

Hosmer Grove
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Leleiwi Overlook (Haleakalā National Park)

Dry forest

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

Wet forest

HikingParking

Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Halapepe and ʻŌhiʻa Trails

Dry forestPasture and grasslands

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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

Wet forest

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Kaūmana Trail

Wet forest

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