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Apapane (Himatione sanguinea)

January 1, 1997

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1997
Title Apapane (<i>Himatione sanguinea</i>)
DOI 10.2173/bna.296
Authors Steven G. Fancy, C. John Ralph
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Organization Series
Series Title Birds of North America
Series Number No. 296
Index ID 70177770
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center