Systematics of the Hawaiian creepers' Oreomystis and Paroreomyza

@article{Pratt1992SystematicsOT,
  title={Systematics of the Hawaiian creepers' Oreomystis and Paroreomyza},
  author={H. D. Pratt},
  journal={The Condor},
  year={1992},
  volume={94},
  pages={836-846}
}
A group of small, insectivorous, straight-billed Hawaiian honeycreepers once regarded as forms of a single species Loxops maculata are actually five species that comprise two genera that are not closely related to any others in the subfamily or to each other. The two genera differ in color patterns, plumages, presence of nasal setae, wing/tail proportions, foraging behavior, diet, vocalizations, nest construction, odor, predator-response behavior, tongue morphology, and cranial features. In all… Expand

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