Hawaii Elepaio – Chasiempis sandwichensis sandwichensis

Hawaii Elepaio – Chasiempis sandwichensis sandwichensis

HI Elepaio

The following picture donated by Margaret Devine Sloan:

2009-01-25_3311-elepaio

Natural History Links

http://www.state.hi.us/dlnr/dofaw/cwcs/files/4.12.05%20Fact%20Sheets/hawaii%20elepaio.pdf

http://biology.usgs.gov/pierc/HFBIDPSite/DisDenELEP_Obs.html

http://biology.usgs.gov/pierc/HFBIDPSite/DisDenELEP_Pred.html

http://www.fws.gov/pacificislands/CHRules/Elepaio_ch_final_fs.pdf

http://www.dofaw.net/fbrp/projects.php?id=00063

http://www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/consrvhi/forestbirds/elepaio1.html

http://audubon2.org/webapp/watchlist/viewSpecies.jsp?id=74

http://biology.usgs.gov/pierc/HFBIDPSite/Central_Windward_OFR_2005-1441.pdf

Songs and Calls –

Short selections (each file less than 100 KB): elepaio1 ; elepaio2 ; elepaio3

Slightly longer selections giving the upward chip notes: elepaio4; elepaio5

elepaiolong1 (this is ~1200 Mg; two elepaio are having a heated discussion; battle of the rubber duckies!)

See also: http://www.animalbehaviorarchive.org/loginPublic.do enter “elepaio” without quotes and search

Pictures – this is my first acceptable picture of an elepaio, taken in a koa grove off the Pu’u O’o trail. Note that the plants and rocks were considerate enough to remain still for the photo. The elepaio is a wonderful little bird. Often they are quite sociable, approaching with curiosity and little fear.

elepaio1