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07-OCT-2014

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Maui ʻalauahio
Maui Creeper, Paroreomyza montana newtoni
Hosmer Grove, Haleakalā National Park, Maui, Hawai'i

From The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project: Maui "Creeper" or Maui 'Alauahio creep along trunks, branches and twigs, flipping over
bark and lichen in search of insects and grubs. Similar to Hawai'i 'Amakihi in appearance and behavior, they can be distinguished by
lack of prominent black lores, a straight bill, and brighter yellow color.

Habitat & Behavior

'Alauahio forage among leaves and branches but occasionally creep over bark of larger trunks. They can be found in native forests and
to a lesser extent in exotic tree plantations such as Polipoli Springs State Park and Hosmer's Grove at Haleakalā National Park.
They are bold and inquisitive, often approaching people in small flocks. Their contact call is a loud "cheep". Their song consists of a
repeated whistled phrase "whichy-wheesee-whurdy-whew".

Distribution & Conservation

Extinct on Lana'i, and extirpated from west Maui, 'Alauahio now remain only on east Maui. They are fairly common on forested slopes
of Haleakalā above 1500 m. Their future existence depends on conservation and restoration of malaria-free forest habitat. They
are not federally or state listed as endangered but are considered threatened by the Internation Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

For more information:
http://www.mauiforestbirds.org/articles/2/
https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/wildlife/files/2013/09/Fact-sheet-maui-alauahio-creeper.pdf

Pentax K-5 IIs ,Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX APO 
1/500s f/3.5 at 300.0mm iso1600 hide exif
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Date/Time07-Oct-2014 10:19:10
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Exposure Time1/500 sec
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ISO Equivalent1600
Exposure Bias-1.00
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