Laysan finch (Telespyza cantans)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The Laysan finch is a member of the honeycreeper family. The adult male has a yellow head, breast, and back, a gray neck collar, and whitish belly. The adult female has a yellow crown with some brown streaking, a gray collar, yellow throat and breast, and the back feathers have dark brown spots edged with brown with a trace of yellow. Yellow on the female is less brilliant than that on the male. The length is 6 to 6.5 inches and the male is slightly larger than the female.

  • States/US Territories in which the Laysan finch, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Hawaii
  • US Counties in which the Laysan finch, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Laysan finch, Wherever found is known to occur:  Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
  • Additional species information
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
03/11/1967 Pacific Region (Region 1) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
03/11/1967 32 FR 4001 Endangered Species List - 1967
02/13/2015 80 FR 8100 8103 Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 133 Species in Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington
03/06/2012 77 FR 13248 13251 5-Year Status Reviews of 46 Species in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Montana, Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands:Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
10/04/1984 Recovery Plan for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Passerines View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
02/13/2015 80 FR 8100 8103 Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 133 Species in Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
03/06/2012 77 FR 13248 13251 5-Year Status Reviews of 46 Species in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Montana, Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands:Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
08/19/2014 Laysan finch 5-year review 2014

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Laysan finch.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Laysan finch.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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