ʻIʻiwi (Scarlet Honeycreeper)

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An ʻiʻiwi (scarlet honeycreeper) sits in a tree. I has a red body with black wings and an orange beak. I looks out from the canopy.

The ʻiʻiwi, pronounced ee-EE-vee, is native honeycreeper found only in the main Hawaiian Islands. Adults are about six inches in length with bright red bodies, black wings, and a long, curved orange beak. Once they were found across all the main Hawaiian Islands, but due to the threats of habitat loss and mosquitoes that spread the deadly avian malaria, ʻiʻiwi can now only be found on Kauaʻi, Maui and Hawaiʻi island in forest above 4,000 feet.   

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