Kauai Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis stejnegeri) - HBW 15, p. 655
French: Amakihi de Stejneger
Spanish: Amakihi de Kauai
Other common names: Amakihi
Taxonomy: Himatione stejnegeri S. B. Wilson, 1890, Kauai.
Genus for many years subsumed into Loxops, and later merged into Viridonia or an enlarged Hemignathus. Previously considered conspecific with C. flava and C. virens; on basis of suite of potential isolating mechanisms, bolstered by DNA evidence, all now treated as separate species. When present species placed in Hemignathus, species name is preoccupied, and taxon must then be known as H. kauaiensis. Monotypic.
Distribution: Kauai, in Hawaiian Is.
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