Ou (Psittirostra psittacea)

Birds of North America No. 335
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Abstract

The ‘Ö‘ü and the Läna‘i Hookbill are plump, predominantly olive green, thick-billed Hawaiian honeycreepers. The ‘Ö‘ü is now very rare and restricted to remote, high-elevation native forest, and the Läna‘i Hookbill is extinct. They are closely related species, belonging to a specialized tribe, Psittirostrini, consisting of nine historically known Hawaiian species with heavy, finchlike to parrotlike bills. Because of their taxonomic affinity and the paucity of information on the Läna‘i Hookbill, we are treating the two species in a single account.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Organization Series
Title Ou (Psittirostra psittacea)
Series title Birds of North America
Series number No. 335
DOI 10.2173/bna.335
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher Academy of Natural Sciences and American Ornithologist's Union
Publisher location Philadelphia, PA and Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center