|Scientific Name:||Chaetoptila angustipluma|
|Species Authority:||(Peale, 1848)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||The genera Chaetoptila and Moho were formerly placed in Meliphagidae but have been moved to a newly-created family Mohoidae following AOU (2009).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
This species was known from the Hawaiian Islands, USA, but it has not been recorded since a specimen was collected in 1859. It was driven Extinct by the logging of its forest habitat.
|Range Description:||Chaetoptila angustipluma is known historically only from the Big Island of Hawaii, USA, although fossil remains are also known from Oahu and Maui (James and Olson 1991). Only four specimens were ever collected, between 1840 and 1859 (Greenway 1967).|
Regionally extinct:United States
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|Habitat and Ecology:||It was restricted to montane plateau forest and fed on nectar (Amante-Helweg et al. 2009).|
|Major Threat(s):||Deforestation, introduced predators and the rapid spread of avian malaria are all likely to have contributed to this species's extinction.|
Amante-Helweg, V.L.U., Pratt, L.W. and Pratt, T.K. 2009. Hawaiian pronunciation guide and glossary. In: Pratt, T.K., Atkinson, C.T., Banko, P.C., Jacobi, J.D. and Woodworth, B.L. (eds), Conservation Biology of Hawaiian Forest Birds: Implications for Island Avifauna, pp. 581-590. Yale University Press, New Haven.
Greenway, J. C. 1967. Extinct and vanishing birds of the world. Dover Publications, New York.
IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 19 June 2012).
James, H. F.; Olson, S. L. 1991. Descriptions of thirty-two new species of birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part 2. Passeriformes. Ornithological Monographs 46: 1-88.
|Citation:||BirdLife International 2012. Chaetoptila angustipluma. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 May 2013.|
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