Hawaiian Honeycreepers (Drepanididae)

Oahu Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis flava) - HBW 15, p. 655

French: Amakihi d'Oahu German: Oahu-Amakihikleidervogel Spanish: Amakihi de Oahu
Other common names: Amakihi

Taxonomy: Nectarinia flava Bloxam, 1827, Oahu.
Genus for many years subsumed into Loxops, and later merged into Viridonia or an enlarged Hemignathus. Previously considered conspecific with C. stejnegeri and C. virens; on basis of suite of potential isolating mechanisms, bolstered by DNA evidence, all now treated as separate species. When placed in genus Viridonia, current species name is preoccupied, and taxon must then be known as V. chloris; latter specific name has also erroneously been applied when taxon placed in other genera. Monotypic.

Distribution: Oahu, in Hawaiian Is.