Thrushes (Turdidae)

Olomao (Myadestes lanaiensis) - HBW 10, p. 627

French: Solitaire de Lanai German: Lanaiklarino Spanish: Solitario Olomao
Other common names: Lanai Thrush; Amaui (woahensis)

Taxonomy: Phaeornis lanaiensis S. B. Wilson, 1891, Lanai, Hawaiian Islands.
Formerly placed with M. myadestinus, M. obscurus and M. palmeri in a separate genus, Phaeornis. All previously regarded as conspecific, but differ vocally. Extinct form woahensis (often erroneously spelt oahensis), from Oahu, previously treated as a full species, but was probably a race of present species. Maui population, also extinct, possibly represented an undescribed race. Two extant subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • lanaiensis (S. B. Wilson, 1891) - Lanai, in Hawaiian Is.
  • rutha (Bryan, 1908) - Molokai, in Hawaiian Is.

  • Critically Endangered
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