brownish-grey plumage; prominent wingbars (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-01)

Chasiempis sandwichensis

Native Range: Pacific Ocean Region

Notes: a monarch flycatcher endemic to the Hawaiian Islands; bold and curious; a celebrated bird in Hawaiian traditions, being associated with several ancient cultural practices; for example, the tree in which the elepaio nests was often the tree then chosen for building canoes by native Hawaiian peoples.

ventral view; dark throat; cream colored belly (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-01)

dorsal view; white eye-ring extends onto lores (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-01)

facial view; note the creamy-white facial pattern (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-01)

being posed for a portrait (Hawaii, USA; 2007-04-01)