Native Hawaiian Birds are few and far between these days. To find the remaining native honey creepers you have to make your way to 2000 feet plus. Usually you hear that deforestation and draining of the swamps are the main reason for extinction. In Hawaii, like a good amount of other Islands around the world, introduced species are the cause of the mass extinction of with 23 of the existing 71 native species. This gorgeous bird was making its way through the flowering plants in Hosmer's Grove at 7000 feet on Haleakala.