Snapshot: O’ahu ‘Elepaio

Oahu ElepaioI had mentioned earlier this year how one of my favorite sights on O’ahu trails was seeing O’ahu ‘Elepaio (Chasiempis ibidis) on Wiliwilinui Ridge trail. Well today, I hiked the Wiliwilinui Ridge trail again, and wouldn’t you know it, another ‘Elepaio appeared! In a rare O’ahu endemic (Ochrosia compta) no less! We saw it hunting for insects within the leaf axils of the O. compta before the bird flew off. All in all, a wonderful way to spend a few minutes with a native denizen of the O’ahu forest.

Oahu Elepaio

Oahu Elepaio

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  1. Pingback: Around Oahu: Stellar Views from Kamehame Ridge Trail | HotPressJess

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