Kauai Akialoa Akialoa stejnegeri


Justification of Red List category
This species was found on Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA, but it is now Extinct as a result of forest clearance and introduced disease.  The last report was of the species was in 1969.

Population justification
No extant population remains.

Distribution and population

Akialoa stejnegeri was found on Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA (Olson and James 1995, Stattersfield et al. 1998).  It persisted in Kaua'i's Alaka'i Wilderness Preserve, but has not been recorded since 1969 despite intensive surveys in the region and is presumed extinct (Olson and James 1995, Gorresen et al. 2009).


It inhabited all forest up types above 200 m (Gorresen et al. 2009), feeding on insects and nectar (Amante-Helweg et al. 2009).


The species is believed to have been driven to extinction by habitat destruction and disease (Collar et al. 1994). Introduced predators and hurricane damage are likely to have been important contributory factors (Woodworth et al. 2009).


Text account compilers
Khwaja, N., Brooks, T., Westrip, J., Gilroy, J., Mahood, S.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Akialoa stejnegeri. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/kauai-akialoa-akialoa-stejnegeri on 03/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/10/2023.