Description: The akepa is a small honeycreeper that once occurred on all of the Hawaiian Islands but is now confined to the Big Island, Kauai and Maui. Males are either bright orange (Big Island) or yellow-bronze (Maui). They nest in the cavities of large, old-growth rainforest trees, but are currently threatened by logging and predation by feral animals (e.g., pigs and rats).
Logging and predation by feral animals
Tropical, close-canopied forest
Hawaiian Islands (Big Island, Kauai and Maui)
Mainly caterpillars, spiders and other insects