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Hemignathini
Hemignathus obscurus1.jpg
Akialoa obscura
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Tribe: Hemignathini
Genera

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Hemignathini is a formerly-recognized tribe of Hawaiian honeycreepers containing the ʻalauahios, the extinct ʻakialoas, ʻamakihis, and extinct nukupuʻus.

Genera and species

  • Genus Aidemedia - straight thin bills, insectivorous
    • Oʻahu icterid-like gaper (Aidemedia chascax) - prehistoric
    • Sickle-billed gaper (Aidemedia zanclops) - prehistoric
    • Maui Nui icterid-like gaper (Aidemedia lutetiae) - prehistoric
  • Genus Akialoa - pointed or long and down-curved bills, insectivorous or nectarivorous
    • Lesser ʻakialoa (Akialoa obscura) - extinct (1940)
    • Oʻahu ʻakialoa (Akialoa ellisiana) - extinct (1940)
    • Maui Nui ʻakialoa (Akialoa lanaiensis) - extinct (1892)
    • Kauaʻi ʻakialoa (Akialoa stejnegeri) - extinct (1969)
    • Hoopoe-billed ʻakialoa (Akialoa upupirostris) - prehistoric
  • Genus Chlorodrepanis - pointed bills, insectivorous and nectarivorous
  • Genus Hemignathus - pointed or long and down-curved bills, insectivorous
  • Genus Loxops - small pointed bills with the tips offset a little horizontally, insectivores
  • Genus Magumma - small pointed bills, insectivorous and nectarivorous
    • ʻAnianiau (Magumma parva)
  • Genus Oreomystis - short pointed bills, insectivorous
    • ʻAkikiki (Oreomystis bairdi)
  • Genus Paroreomyza - short pointed bills, insectivorous
    • Maui Nui ʻalauahio (Paroreomyza montana newtoni)
    • Lanaʻi ʻalauahio (Paroreomyza montana montana) - extinct (1937)
    • Kakawahie (Paroreomyza flammea) - extinct (1963)
    • Oʻahu ʻalauahio (Paroreomyza maculata) - possibly extinct (early 1990s?)
  • Genus Vangulifer - flat rounded bills, possibly caught flying insects
    • Strange-billed finch (Vangulifer mirandus) - prehistoric
    • Thin-billed finch (Vangulifer neophasis) - prehistoric
  • Genus Viridonia
    • Greater ʻamakihi (Viridonia sagittirostris) - extinct (1901)
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