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Pseudonestor xanthophrys
(Drepanididae)

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Featured items

Parrotbill's got Hawaiian name
After two years of study, experts call endangered Maui parrotbill "kiwikiu", a name appropriate to its habit and call (Maui News, 5/21/2010).

Maui parrotbill bird blessing and naming ceremony
Explanation of the name "kiwikiu" (Maui parrotbill) and announcement of the 9/12/2010 naming ceremony are in the Maui Now article (9/10/2010).

Rare Maui bird gets new name - kiwikiu
The Maui parrotbill's new name, kiwikiu, was accepted by the the Hawaiian Lexicon Committee (Hawaii News Now, 9/10/2010).


Species description or overview

Pseudonestor xanthophrys information from Wikipedia
Maui Parrotbill image and information on taxonomy, biology, distribution, habitat, and conservation status are provided by Wikipedia.

Kiwikiu (Maui Parrotbill) overview
Kiwikiu overview and videos of the naming ceremony are on the Maui Forest Bird Recovery site.

Pseudonestor xanthophrys species information from DLNR/DOFAW
Information about the native Hawaiian bird Pseudonestor xanthophrys--including species description, distribution, and population status--is provided by DLNR/DOFAW (State of Hawaii).

USFWS species report on Pseudonestor xanthophrys
The is available online. A general description of the organism and information about its distribution in the U.S. (including territories and national wildlife refuges) is presented by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, along with links to other documentation regarding federal (endangered/threatened) status, recovery information, and additional resources.

Maui Parrotbill overview View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Pseudonestor xanthophrys 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).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

Pseudonestor xanthophrys information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Pseudonestor xanthophrys, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.


Federal endangered/threatened status

USFWS species report on Pseudonestor xanthophrys
The is available online. A general description of the organism and information about its distribution in the U.S. (including territories and national wildlife refuges) is presented by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, along with links to other documentation regarding federal (endangered/threatened) status, recovery information, and additional resources.

Pseudonestor xanthophrys species profile from USFWS
A species profile for Pseudonestor xanthophrys is provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, including links to information regarding the federal endangered/threatened status of this species.


Threats to this species

Rodent threat continues in Hanawi reserve area
Efforts to control rats that prey upon native birds and plants in Hanawi valley, Maui, and offshore islets, are reported in the MISC Kia'i Moku article (Maui News, 6/12/2011).

What threat do native avian predators pose to Hawaiian honeycreepers? Two cases of predation by pueo View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Pueo were observed depredating honeycreepers on two occasions in 2006 and 2007 in the Hanaw´ Natural Area Reserve on Maui, and the owls may be more of a threat to native birds than previously appreciated (ELEPAIO, 2008).


Videos

Kiwikiu naming ceremony: chant by Sam Gon
Sam Gon from the Nature Conservancy presents a mele inoa (name chant) at the kiwikiu naming ceremony on Haleakala, and provides an English translation of the chant (YouTube, 2010).


Images

Kiwikiu images
High quality images of Pseudonestor xanthophrys are provided by Mike Neal (nealstudios.net).


Distribution

Pseudonestor xanthophrys species information from DLNR/DOFAW
Information about the native Hawaiian bird Pseudonestor xanthophrys--including species description, distribution, and population status--is provided by DLNR/DOFAW (State of Hawaii).


In the news

Rodent threat continues in Hanawi reserve area
Efforts to control rats that prey upon native birds and plants in Hanawi valley, Maui, and offshore islets, are reported in the MISC Kia'i Moku article (Maui News, 6/12/2011).

Parrotbill's got Hawaiian name
After two years of study, experts call endangered Maui parrotbill "kiwikiu", a name appropriate to its habit and call (Maui News, 5/21/2010).

Maui parrotbill bird blessing and naming ceremony
Explanation of the name "kiwikiu" (Maui parrotbill) and announcement of the 9/12/2010 naming ceremony are in the Maui Now article (9/10/2010).

Rare Maui bird gets new name - kiwikiu
The Maui parrotbill's new name, kiwikiu, was accepted by the the Hawaiian Lexicon Committee (Hawaii News Now, 9/10/2010).

Rare native forest bird holding its own; maybe recovering
The Maui Parrotbill's population appears to be stabilizing within The Nature Conservancy's actively managed Waikamoi Preserve. Information about the survey is from Raising Islands blog by Jan TenBruggencate (12/16/2009).


Other resources

All you need is grub
Maui Forest Bird team monitors nests of the Maui parrotbill each year (Maui No Ka Oi magazine, 2010).


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