Lanai Akialoa Akialoa lanaiensis


Justification of Red List Category
This species was found in the Hawaiian Islands, USA, but it is now Extinct as a result of forest clearance and introduced disease.

Population justification
See Geographic Range text.

Distribution and population

Akialoa lanaiensis was found on Lana'i, Hawaii (Stattersfield et al. 1998).  Now considered Extinct, it is known from only three specimens, collected in 1892.  In addition, fossil material allied to this taxon has been found on Moloka'i and Maui.


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 thought to have been driven to extinction by habitat destruction and disease (Collar et al. 1994), but introduced species may also have been a factor.


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Akialoa lanaiensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/05/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/05/2020.