The 'Amakihi is a small bird from Hawaii that are not severly endangered like most Hawaiian honeycreepers. They are most prevalent in forested areas of Hawaii and Maui, but also found on Molokai and Lanai. Unlike most honeycreepers, the 'Amakihi is seemingly tolerant of avian malaria and therefore can be seen nesting and foraging in lower canopy areas. Their plumage is usually a bit more green than I have portrayed, but I wanted that yellow punch of color. I imagine the sun is hitting their feathers at just the right angle to make the yellows pop! Love the 'Amakihi, and it looks like they love each other too.
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Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.