By YunYing(Emma) Tong
Special body covering:
- feathers, dark gray on backs and white on bellies (AOB)
- legs, feet and slighty decurved bill are pink (AOB)
- tail is short and square (HBA)
- only four inches long (AOB)
- limber tongues can easily pull insects out from the cracks in tree bark (NW)
- capable of climbing along trunks and branches in any direction, including upside-down (HBA)
- found in pairs, family groups, or small flocks that is about 8-12 individuals (AOB)
Reasons for Endangerment
- forests that are between 600 and 1,600 meters elevation (AOB)
- wet (AOB)
- a variety of insects and spiders (ESA)
- carnivore (ESA)
- rats (ESA)
- cats (ESA)
- limit the populations of spider and insect (ESA)
- Keauhou Bird conservational center has been developing propagation techniqus (ESA)
- ecological studies are scheduled to produce a habitat that is suitable for the bird (AOB)
Beletsky, Les, and David Pearson. Global Birding: Traveling the World in Search of Birds. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2010. Print.
"Cartoon Hurricane." IStock Photo: Royalty Free Stock Photography, Vector Art Images, Music & Video Stock Footage. Web. 30 May 2012. <http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-illustration-19531626-cartoon-hurricane.php>.
"Six Cute Cartoon Insects." IStock Photo: Royalty Free Stock Photography, Vector Art Images, Music & Video Stock Footage. Web. 30 May 2012. <http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-illustration-12972696-six-cute-cartoon-insects.php>.