Palila

Palila is one of the largest Hawaiian honeycreepers and like many other honeycreepers it is endangered. The Palila is only found in the island of Hawaii on the slopes of Mauna Kea and depends almost exclusively on the seeds of the Māmane (flowering plant). It is sad to have Palila be part of the critically endangered species but I hope this painting will help create more awareness of another amazing bird of Hawaii.