Drepanis pacifica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Drepanis pacifica
Species Authority: (Gmelin, 1788)
Common Name(s):
English Hawaii Mamo, Hawai'i Mamo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Symes, A. & Butchart, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S.
This species is known from the Hawaiian Islands, USA, but it has not been recorded since 1898 and is now Extinct. Habitat destruction was probably the major cause of its extinction.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Drepanis pacifica was endemic to the big island of Hawai`i, USA, and was last recorded in 1898 above Hilo (Greenway 1967) and in 1899 near Kaunana (Pratt et al. 1987).

Regionally extinct:
United States
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabited forest, especially `ohi`a forest (Stattersfield et al. 1998), where it was observed feeding on insects, although it probably fed mainly on nectar.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It was heavily trapped by Hawaiians for its feathers (Rose et al. 1993), but it is more likely that habitat destruction and disease were the ultimate causes of the species's extinction (Greenway 1967).

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Drepanis pacifica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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