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Molokaʻi Creeper

This is a lovely kind of honeycreeper (a kind of small songbird bird endemic to Hawaii),  formerly found on the island of Moloka’i. Also known as the Kākāwahie, which means “to break up firewood”; their call reminded listeners of the chip of someone chopping wood. This bird resembled a ball of flame, especially in flight. The males were scarlet red all around. Females had a…