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Hawaiian Amakihi - Introduction
An introduction to the amakihi complex is provided by The Birds of North America. Access to other articles require subscription.
Hawaii amakihi information from the Pacific Island Network, National Park Service
Description, status, inventories, and sightings for the Hawaii amakihi are provided on this "Featured Resource" document from the NPS.
Amakihi interesting facts
Amakihi image and interesting facts are on the RightBird site.
Hawaii Amakihi - Images and overview
Amakihi information and images are provided by the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project.
Hawaii amakihi overview
Hemignathus virens species status, biology, distribution, threats, and conservation actions are described by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (Hawaii's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005).
Image of a captured amakihi is on Forestry Images.
Distribution of Hemignathus virens is from Hawaii's Birds, by Hawaii Audubon Society.
Genetic structure and evolved malaria resistance in Hawaiian honeycreepers
Researchers suggest high disease pressure on amakihi rapidly selected for resistance to malaria at low elevation, leaving small pockets of resistant birds, and this resistance spread outward from the scattered remnant populations (Molecular Ecology, 2007).
The influence of nectar resources on nesting success and movement patterns of the common amakihi (Hemignathus virens)
Amakihi is intrinsically tied to the nectar resources available within its breeding territory and a minimum of quantity of nectar must be present before territory establishment will occur (The Auk, 1984).
Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.
Phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal and predation, and seedling establishment of three invasive plant species in a Hawaiian rain forest
Medeiros, A.C. 2004. Phenology, reproductive potential, seed dispersal and predation, and seedling establishment of three invasive plant species in a Hawaiian rain forest. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu.
Breeding ecology of the hawaii common amakihi
Six major factors influenced amakihi productivity on Mauna Kea. The two most important were length of the breeding season and clutch size (The Condor, 1987).
Artificial incubation, hand-rearing, behavior, and release of common Amakihi (Hemignathus virens virens): Surrogate research for restoration of endangered Hawaiian forest birds
Techniques necessary to hatch, rear, and release endangered Hawaiian honeycreepers are available; however, restoration efforts will probably not succeed unless mosquito-free, predator-controlled reintroduction sites are available or strategies are developed to decrease mortality in naive honeycreepers exposed to disease after release (Zoo Biology, 1998).
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