Lanai Hookbill Dysmorodrepanis munroi


Justification of Red List Category
This species is known from the Hawaiian island of Lana'i, USA, but it has not been recorded since 1918 and is now Extinct. Habitat clearance and introduced predators were responsible for its decline.

Population justification
None remain.

Distribution and population

Dysmorodrepanis munroi is an Extinct taxon known from only a single specimen collected in 1913, and from single sightings in 1916 and 1918, on Lana'i, Hawaii, USA (Munro 1944).


It inhabited in montane dry forest at 600-800 m.


Much of Lana`i was cleared for pineapple plantations in the 1910s, and this, along with predation by cats and rats, presumably drove the species to extinction (Snetsinger et al. 1998).


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Dysmorodrepanis munroi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2022.