I’iwi – Vestiaria coccinea coccinea
Natural History Links
http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/rsl/projects/wild/fancy2.pdf – a nice executive summary overview of literature up to 1998
http://biology.usgs.gov/pierc/HFBIDPSite/DisDenIIWI_Obs.html – an area limited but detailed distribution description.
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Birds/Facts/FactSheets/fact-iiwi.cfm – one of a number of concise overviews probably useful for high school projects.
http://www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/consrvhi/forestbirds/iiwi1.html – even more brief…
Songs and Calls
Short selections (each file less than 100 KB):
iiwisong1; iiwisong2 ; iiwicall8; iiwicall9 ; iiwilong1 (~550 Mg) ; iiwilong2 (~950 Mg)
See also: http://www.animalbehaviorarchive.org/loginPublic.do enter “iiwi” without quotes and search
Here are some wonderful images of i’iwi that Margaret Sloan took recently (11/2007) at Kipuka 21 with me.