I'iwi

‘I’iwi in an 'Ōhi'a tree.

Detailed Description

I‘iwi stand out because of their bright vermilion-colored feathers. In pre-European Hawai‘i, their beautiful feathers were used to make capes that contained thousands of feathers. The capes of the ‘I‘iwi feathers were seen as a symbol of power and status among native Hawaiians. Their primary food source is the flowers of the Ō‘hi‘a tree. Photo: K. Burnett/USGS

Details

Image Dimensions: 1024 x 680

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Location Taken: US