Akekee bird

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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Fringillidae
  • Genus: Loxops
  • Conservation status: Critically Endangered
  • Length: 22 cm (8.6 inch)
  • Weight: 10 - 15 g
  • Reproduction: 2 - 3 Eggs
akekee bird

The akekee bird (Loxops caeruleirostris) is part of the Fringillidae family. It is an endemic bird found in small numbers at high altitudes.

It can be found in the Waimea Canyon State Park, Alakaʻi Wilderness Preserve and Kōkeʻe State Park.

It is currently classified endangered, their numbers are decreasing due to habitat changes.

Food Akekee

It feeds on insects, blossoms or tree nectar.

Features Akekee

The akekee is a greenish-yellow bird with a black mask around the eyes, prominent in males, with a light blue beak, sometimes darker at the tip.

It is only 11cm long and has a conical beak.

Besides its simplicity and beauty, the akekee bird has a chirp specific to songbirds.

Reproduction Akekee

Due to habitat modification, new species of trees and animals were introduced, this bird perishes and not just because of the wildlife but also because of mosquitoes. It lives in areas hard to reach or study and is an endangered species with only a few thousand specimens left after the last census. Currently very little is known about this bird.

Did you know that:

The akekee bird has a chirp specific to songbirds.

It is currently classified endangered.

It is only 11cm long and has a conical beak.

Pictures Akekee bird


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