carduelinae

Hawaiʻi ʻamakihi (Hemignathus virens)

Also known as the common ‘amakihi, the Hawaiʻi ʻamakihi is a species of Hawaiian honeycreeper which is known to occur on islands of Hawai'i, Maui, and Moloka'i. It is one of the more common species occurring in a wide range of habitats along the islands. H. virens also has a very wide diet but will primarily use its tubular tongue and curved bill to drink nectar from a range of flowers. 

Classification

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Image: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

Brimstone Canary (Crithagra sulphuratus)

Also known as the Bully Canary, the brimstone canary is a species of finch (Fringillidae) which is a resident breeder in central and southern Africa. Brimstone canaries are often found in open, lightly wooded areas, like hillsides with trees or scrub and forest edges. In South Africa they are known to occur mainly in coastal areas. Brimstone canaries are less gregarious than other canary species, often feeding alone or in limited groups. Like other finches, brimstone canaries feed mainly on seeds, fruit, and occasionally flowers and shoots.  

Classification

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Image: Francesco Veronesi

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‘Apapane (Himatione sanguinea)

…a species of Hawaiian Honeycreeper (Carduelinae) that is endemic to Hawaii, specifically the islands of Hawaiʻi, Maui, Lānaʻi, Kauaʻi, Molokaʻi and Oʻahu. 'Apapane typically inhabit mesic and wet forests which are dominated by koa (Acacia koa) and ʻōhiʻa lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha). They typically form small flocks and will forage through the canopies of M. polymorpha feeding on the nectar from their flowers. Like other birds they will supplement this diet with a variety of insects as well. 

Classification

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Images: Footwarrior and Caleb Slemmons