However, the bird's oddities argue against its inclusion within the Hawaiian honeycreeper family, he says.
has already conducted such a study of another Hawaiian honeycreeper of questionable status, this one known as the Maui creeper (Paroreomyza).
For mtDNA, Sanger sequences were matched to existing mtDNA sequences for Hawaiian honeycreepers
to determine the species identity of 2551-51657's mother.
Carlquist (1974: 129) considered that "the rarity and early extinction of some of the Hawaiian honeycreepers
may have left gaps in our geographical distribution; Ciridops might have occurred on islands other than the island of Hawaii, for example.
Why the Hawai'i Creeper is an Oreomystis: what phenotypic characters reveal about the phylogeny of Hawaiian honeycreepers
Translocation of the Palila, an endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper
The researchers looked at the evolution of the Hawaiian honeycreepers
after the formation of Kauai-Niihau, Oahu, Maui-Nui and Hawaii and found that each island that forms represents a blank slate for evolution, so as one honeycreeper species moves from one island to a new island, those birds encounter new habitat and ecological niches that may force them to adapt and branch off into distinct species.
Status of species and subspecies of Hawaiian honeycreepers
(Drepanidinae) known from historic times.
Genetic structure along an elevation gradient in Hawaiian honeycreepers
reveals contrasting evolutionary responses to avian malaria.
But hardly a note would then be spared for one of the world's most spectacular but sadly decimated bird families, the Hawaiian honeycreepers
Interspecific feeding within the Hawaiian honeycreepers
(Drepanidinae: Fringillidae) is unknown.
Finally, Maui is a large island that has retained extensive areas of native forest and still supports several Hawaiian honeycreepers
(Drepanidinae) that are much more sensitive to disturbance and disease than 'Elepaio (Pratt et al.