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.
|Title||Apapane (<i>Himatione sanguinea</i>)|
|Authors||Steven G. Fancy, C. John Ralph|
|Publication Subtype||Organization Series|
|Series Title||Birds of North America|
|Series Number||No. 296|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center|