Nuku pu'u

Critically Endangered/ Possibly Extinct: Native to U.S

Description:

- the male nuku pu‘u is bright yellow with a yellow-green or grayish-green back, and a white or yellow belly

- the female is smaller and duller

- Nuku pu‘u have short tails, black bills and legs, and a black streak that extends from their eyes to their bill

Hawaiian Honeycreepers:

There are grouping of three subspecies of Hawaiian honeycreepers and each endemic to a single island on Hawaii and probably extinct

Threats:

Habitat alteration, disease, and introduced species being probable threats.

Facts:

- Federally listed as Endangered in 1967
- restoration and preservation efforts in historically used habitats keep open the possibility that the species could persist

- the Endangered Species act was too late to prevent the extinction of the Nuku pu'u but it still protects and provides resources for other species

Bibliography:

"Nukupuu." National Audubon Society Birds. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.