Critically Endangered/ Possibly Extinct: Native to U.S
- 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
There are grouping of three subspecies of Hawaiian honeycreepers and each endemic to a single island on Hawaii and probably extinct
Habitat alteration, disease, and introduced species being probable threats.
- 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
"Nukupuu." National Audubon Society Birds. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.