Oahu Alauahio (Paroreomyza maculata) - HBW 15, p. 649
French: Alauahio d'Oahu
Spanish: Alauahio de Oahu
Other common names: Alauahio, Alauwahio, Creeper
Taxonomy: Himatione maculata Cabanis, 1851, Oahu.
Placement of genus in present family questioned, but DNA studies indicate that it is a very early branch of the family. This species was in the past sometimes placed in genus Loxops. Has been considered conspecific with P. montana, and both were until recently combined in a single species with P. flammea (now extinct), Oreomystis bairdi and Manucerthia mana. Monotypic.
Distribution: Oahu, in Hawaiian Is.
- Critically Endangered
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