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Eggs, nests, and nesting behavior of akiapolaau (Drepanidinae)

January 1, 1993

We describe the fifth verified nest and first verified egg of the Akiapolaau (Hemignathus munroi), an endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper. We dispute the validity of Bryan?s (1905a) description of three eggs and two nests of the Akiapolaau. Eggs that he attributed to this species were much smaller than ours, and his nest descriptions did not match the only nest apparently belonging to the Akiapolaau in the B. P. Bishop Museum in Honolulu, where Bryan worked. Twigs and bark were distinctively combined in the nest that we examined. We compare eggs and nests of the Akiapolaau with those of other Hawaiian honeycreepers.

Publication Year 1993
Title Eggs, nests, and nesting behavior of akiapolaau (Drepanidinae)
Authors P.C. Banko, J. Williams
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title The Wilson Bulletin
Index ID 5222680
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center