honeycreeper

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honeycreeper:

see warblerwarbler,
name applied in the New World to members of the wood warbler family (Parulidae) and in the Old World to a large family (Sylviidae) of small, drab, active songsters, including the hedge sparrow, the kinglet, and the tailorbird of SE Asia, Orthotomus sutorius,
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Today, less than half of the formerly known honeycreepers are still found in Hawaiian forests.
She speculates about what might be done to save the honeycreepers from malaria.
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.
Honeycreepers pollinate the Hawaiian lobelias, and the sunbirds of Africa and Asia are known pollinators.
Among the larger Hawaiian Islands, palila are the sole surviving species of an extraordinary guild of about 21 species of Hawaiian honeycreepers (an endemic subfamily of finches) that specialized on seeds or small fruits.
Hummingbirds, honeycreepers and painted quails also inhabit the area.
Some Hawaiian honeycreepers have a highly coevolved relationship with the plants and moth pollinators upon which they feed.
Our day at Rio Silanche ends as it began, with fleeting glimpses of the returning flock in the darkening tree crowns: more tanagers, a blue-whiskered here, a scarlet-browed there, barbets, warblers, honeycreepers.
These bright red rainforest honeycreepers have long, curved bills that are ideally suited for sipping nectar from Hawaiian lobelias.
Other Hawaiian birds, such as the 20 or so diverse and colorful honeycreepers, face equally grim prospects if the disease hits, Burgett predicts.
Rare and often endangered birds such as honeycreepers, coots, and nenes (the state bird) inhabit the islands.