Nihoa finch (Telespiza ultima)
Deutsch: Nihoagimpel (Telespiza ultima) auf der Insel Nihoa, Nordwestliche Hawaii-Inseln
English: Nihoa finch (Telespiza ultima) on Nihoa Island, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Date Unknown date
Author Craig Rowland, Conservation Partnerships Program Coordinator, USFWS
The Nihoa finch (Telespiza ultima) is one of the two endemic bird species of the tiny Hawaiian island Nihoa, the other being the Nihoa millerbird. The Nihoa finch looks much like the Laysan finch but is smaller, and less dark. The birds have a yellow throat and the front is streaked with brown; the head and back are brown streaked with black. It measures about 6 inches in length. Order: Passeriformes, Family: Fringillidae, Subfamily: Carduelinae, Tribe: Psittirostrini, Genus: Telespiza, Species: Telespiza ultima (Bryan, 1917).