Akekee, 'Akeke'e

Akekee, 'Akeke'e by AFC

Loxops caeruleirostris by Debbie Hughbanks
(8 in. x 8 in. | acrylic | ID#3929)

Family: FRINGILLIDAE | Conservation Status: Critically Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing
 

Artist Statement

This piece features the beautiful ‘Akeke‘e, native to the Hawaiian Island of Kaua’i. The destruction of native growth and certain avian diseases have caused a rapid decrease in population of this species. The conservation status was updated to critically endangered almost a decade ago, with a population of fewer than 1,000 estimated in 2016.
 
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