AKEPA (Loxops coccineus)


AKEPA (Loxops coccineus)
AKEPA (Loxops coccineus)
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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).

IUCN Status:

Endangered

USFWS Status:

Endangered

Major Threats:

Logging and predation by feral animals

Habitat:

Tropical, close-canopied forest

Location:

Hawaiian Islands (Big Island, Kauai and Maui)

Diet:

Mainly caterpillars, spiders and other insects

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