Hawaiian Honeycreepers (Drepanididae)

Kauai Nukupuu (Hemignathus hanapepe) - HBW 15, p. 656

French: Nukupuu de Kauai German: Kauai-Sichelkleidervogel Spanish: Nukupuu de Kauai
Other common names: Nukupuu

Taxonomy: Hemignathus hanapepe S. B. Wilson, 1889, Kauai.
Genus sometimes listed as Heterorhynchus, but this name is an objective synonym of current genus name; unclear which name published earlier, and current genus name was adopted using Principle of First Reviser. Species long considered conspecific with H. affinis and now extinct H. lucidus, but plumage differences and genetic distances suggest that treatment as three separate species more appropriate. Monotypic.

Distribution: Kauai, in Hawaiian Is.

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