(redirected from honeycreepers)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.


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,
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
In the canopy above, several types of honeycreepers, including a crimson Akepa and a green-and-yellow Akiapolaau, flit from flower to flower.
Of 41 species and subspecies of honeycreepers known since historic times, (5) 17 are thought to be extinct and 14 are federally listed as endangered.
Genetic evidence for the origin and relationships of Hawaiian Honeycreepers (Aves Fringillidae).
Mostly forest birds, the honeycreepers evolved from an unidentified finch ancestor into dozens of species.
The goal of this partnership was to establish self-sustaining captive populations of the most endangered of Hawai'i's remaining species of honeycreepers, thrushes, and a crow as a hedge against extinction and as genetic reservoirs for the eventual reintroduction of these species into habitat that is identified for management and protection.
Resource use, competition and resource availability in Hawaiian honeycreepers, Ecology 63:1468-1480.
The papers under this topic delve into the relationships of several honeycreepers and part of the mallard complex.
The plight of the I'iwi is reflective of a larger collapse of Hawai'i's endemic honeycreepers. Before people came to the islands, there were an estimated 59 species of honeycreeper among Hawai'i's 113 native bird species.
The flowers of the 'ohi'a lehua are favored by many species of the spectacularly diverse honeycreepers. Historically, the islands supported at least 51 species of Hawaiian honeycreepers.
Researchers warned that the Hawaiian honeycreepers, a family of brightly colored songbirds, may face extinction in a decade.
3), made of an intricate basket weave covered with thousands of bright red feathers of tiny honeycreepers, laboriously gathered and offered as sacrifices to the chiefs.