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Black Mamo (Drepanis funerea) - Wiki
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Black Mamo (Drepanis funerea) - Wiki


Black Mamo
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[Photo] Drepanis funerea (Black Mamo) by John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912)

The Black Mamo (Drepanis funerea) is an extinct species of finch that once inhabited the Hawaiian island of Moloka'i. It was about 8 inches and length and appeared similar to the Hawai'i Mamo but was entirely black except for the white primary shafts on the wings. The bill was more sharply decurved than the former species and had a small yellowy spot near the base (on the operculum).

When the bird fed the forehead would often become covered in pollen, making the forehead appear pale. The species fed in flowers of lobelias and ohi'a-lehua at lower levels than the Hawai'i Mamo. The bird was apparently curious and would approach observers. Its call was a clear flute-like whistle and a five or six note rollicking whistle.

The Black Mamo was endemic to Moloka'i and was last observed in 1907 by a collector, one Alanson Bryan, who had shot three birds. Tim Flannery quoted him as having wrote, "To my joy I found the mangled remains hanging in the tree in a thick bunch of leaves, six feet or more beyond where it had been sitting."

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The black mamo (Drepanis funerea), also known as the hoa, is an extinct species of bird once endemic to the island of Molokai; there is also subfossil evidence of it having lived on Maui. Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Tribe: Hemignathini
Genus: † Drepanis
Species: † D. funerea
Binomial name
Drepanis funerea
Newton, 1894

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