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Chloridops
Temporal range: Holocene
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Kona Grosbeak (Chloridops kona)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Chloridops
Wilson, 1888
Species

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Chloridops is an extinct genus of Hawaiian honeycreeper in the subfamily Carduelinae of the family Fringillidae.

Distribution

The birds were endemic to Hawaii. It comprised three species: two on the Big Island of Hawaii; and one that inhabited Kauai, Oahu, and Maui.

Species

The genus includes the following three species:

  • Kona grosbeak (Chloridops kona) — extinct (1894)
  • Wahi grosbeak (Chloridops wahi) — prehistoric
  • King Kong grosbeak (Chloridops regiskongi) — prehistoric
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