Oahu Alauahio

Scientific Name
Paroreomyza maculata
Family
Genus
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Sub-Family
Drepanidinae

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Wikipedia Article

The O'ahu 'Alauahio (Paroreomyza maculata), also known as the Oahu Creeper, is a small finch-like bird that is endemic to the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It is a brown yellow bird with a small bluish bill. It is four inches long and has a small tail made up of mustard colored feathers. It feeds on invertebrates that were hidden under the bark of trees, and it uses its the bill to remove the bark and the catch the insects using its specialized tongue. The bird is critically endangered and may be extinct because of disease (avian malaria), introduced and invasive plants and wildlife, and habitat loss. The last confirmed record occurred in 1985, though unconfirmed reports are still filed.