Apapane (Himatione sanguinea)

Birds of North America No. 296
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Abstract

The 'Apapane is the most abundant species of Hawaiian honeycreeper and is perhaps best known for its wide-ranging flights in search of localized blooms of ō'hi'a (Metrosideros polymorpha) flowers, its primary food source. 'Apapane are common in mesic and wet forests above 1,000 m elevation on the islands of Hawai'i, Maui, and Kaua'i; locally common at higher elevations on O'ahu; and rare or absent on Lāna'i and Moloka'i.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Organization Series
Title Apapane (Himatione sanguinea)
Series title Birds of North America
Series number No. 296
DOI 10.2173/bna.296
Year Published 1997
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