Lesser koa-finch

The Lesser Koa Finch has different coloring depending on sex and age. The only specimens caught was a family group with member of different ages and genders, perfect for studying. The males were gold yellow and were olive green on the bottom. The females were almost undistinguishable from its larger relative, other than the fact that it was darker in color. The juveniles are slightly mottled on the belly and are similar to the females. It is small as its name proclaims, only five inches in size.

The Lesser koa-finch is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

The Lesser Koa-Finch (also called Yellow-headed Koa-Finch) was obtained only by Palmer and Munro, who collected their first specimen on 30 September 1891 and their last on 16 October of the same year, for a total historical existence of only 17 days. Historically, these 3 species were confined to mesic forests at middle elevations on the drier, leeward slopes of the island of Hawai‘i; only the Greater Koa-Finch was found elsewhere. More

Lesser Koa-FinchRhodacanthis flaviceps Order PASSERIFORMES – Family FRINGILLIDAE Issue No. 424c Authors: Olson, Storrs L. * Articles * Multimedia * References Courtesy Preview This Introductory article that you are viewing is a courtesy preview of the full life history account of this species. The remaining articles (Distribution, Habitat, Behavior, etc. More

The Lesser Koa-Finch (Rhodacanthis flaviceps) is an extinct species of finch in the Hawaiian honeycreeper subfamily, Drepanididae. It is one of the earliest of all recorded lost species. More

Lesser koa-finch (Rhodacanthis flaviceps) = Species information - * Facts & Status * Description * Glossary & References * All * Images Lesser koa-finch, side on Lesser koa-finch, side on Species related by - * Family group More

Information on the lesser koa-finch is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. Authentication - This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact: arkive@wildscreen.org.uk References - 1. IUCN Red List (January, 2010) http://www.iucnredlist. More

Lesser Koa Finch The Lesser Koa-Finch (Rhodacanthis flaviceps) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family.It was found only in the Hawaiian Islands.It was pushed to extinction by habitat loss and the introduction of diease.The Lesser Koa-Finch was last collected by R. Perkins in 1891 at Kona, Hawaii. These birds were gregarious arboreal island koa forest canopy seed eater that were endemic to southwestern Mauna Loa, and the Kona District, Hawaii. More

Lesser Koa-finch Rhodacanthis flaviceps 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Extinct Family/Sub-family Fringillidae Species name author Rothschild, 1892 Taxonomic source(s) AOU checklist (1998 + supplements), Brooks (2000), Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993) Summary Rhodacanthis flaviceps was probably very rare when discovered and is known from only a handful of skins (now in New York and London) More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Genus : Rhodacanthis
Species : flaviceps
Authority : Rothschild, 1892