Honeycreepers, also known as 'Creepers or Dreps, are an indigenous group of birds found only on the Hawaiian island chain. They include the "big three" of the i'iwi, the 'apapane, and the 'amakihi. They also include some very endangered species such as the Hawai'ian crow ('alala), the palila, and the Hawai'ian owl (pueo). As I am interested in the evolution of song in an isolated songbird group, this island is unique.

Some pictures of the amakihi:

picture of amakihi

another amakihi picture

both pictures (c) Gerald Hough.


hough at rowan dot edu