‘Akiapola‘au release

‘Akiapola‘au release

Detailed Description

'Akiapola'au released from the hand at Hakalau Forest Wildlife Refuge. This species has an amazing dual purpose bill, the upper bill allows them to drink nectar from specially evolved flowers, while the lower bill allows them to bore into tree bark foraging for insects.  


Image Dimensions: 3504 x 2336

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Location Taken: HI, US