`o`u (Psittirostra psittacea)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The `O`u is a large, plump forestbird measuring 7 inches in length. Males have a bright yellow head, dark green back, and an olive-green belly. Females are duller with an olive-green head. The `O`u has a pink finch-like bill and pink legs.

 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
03/11/1967 Pacific Region (Region 1) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
07/06/2005 70 FR 38972 38975 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of the Mariana Fruit Bat (Pteropus mariannus mariannus), Mariana Crow (Corvus hawaiiensis), Laysan Duck (Anas laysanensis), Kauai Akialoa (Honeycreeper) (Hemignathus procerus), Large Kauai Thrush (Myadestes myadestinus), Kauai Oo (Honeyeater) (Moho braccatus), Ou (Honeycreeper) (Psittirostra psittace), Molokai Creeper (Paroreomyza flammea), Molokai Thrush (Myadestes lanaiensis rutha), Kauai Cave Wolf Spider (Adelocosa anops) Kauai Cave Amphipod (Spelaeorchestia koloana), Alsinidendron obovatum (No Common Name), Amaranthus brownii (No Common Name), Chamaesyce celastroides var. kaenana (Akoko), Chamaesyce deppeana (Akoko), Chamaesyce herbstii (Akoko), Chamaesyce skottsbergii var. kalaeloana (Ewa Plains Akoko), Clermontia pyrularia (Oha Wai), Cyanea grimesiana ssp. obatae (No Common Name), Cyanea pinnatifida (Haha), Cyanea st.-johnii (Haha), Cyanea superba (Haha), Cyanea truncata (Haha), Cyrtandra dentate (Haiwale), Gouania vitifolia (No Common Name), Hedyotis degeneri (No Common Name), Hibiscadelphus woodii (Hau Kuahiwi), Castilleja levisecta (Golden paintbrush), Fender's Blue Butterfly (Icaricia icarioides fenderi), Erigeron decumbens var. decumbens (Willamette Daisy), Lupinus sulphureus ssp. kincaidii (Kincaid's Lupine), Lomatium bradshawii (Bradshaw's Desert Parsley), and Sidalcea nelsoniana (Nelson's Checker-mallow)
02/05/2013 78 FR 8185 8187 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 44 Species in Oregon, Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands
03/11/1967 32 FR 4001 Endangered Species List - 1967
10/16/2003 68 FR 59635 59636 Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Forest Birds
09/28/2006 71 FR 57004 Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Forest Birds

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
09/22/2006 Revised Hawaiian Forest Birds Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
09/28/2006 71 FR 57004 Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Forest Birds
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
07/06/2005 70 FR 38972 38975 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of the Mariana Fruit Bat (Pteropus mariannus mariannus), Mariana Crow (Corvus hawaiiensis), Laysan Duck (Anas laysanensis), Kauai Akialoa (Honeycreeper) (Hemignathus procerus), Large Kauai Thrush (Myadestes myadestinus), Kauai Oo (Honeyeater) (Moho braccatus), Ou (Honeycreeper) (Psittirostra psittace), Molokai Creeper (Paroreomyza flammea), Molokai Thrush (Myadestes lanaiensis rutha), Kauai Cave Wolf Spider (Adelocosa anops) Kauai Cave Amphipod (Spelaeorchestia koloana), Alsinidendron obovatum (No Common Name), Amaranthus brownii (No Common Name), Chamaesyce celastroides var. kaenana (Akoko), Chamaesyce deppeana (Akoko), Chamaesyce herbstii (Akoko), Chamaesyce skottsbergii var. kalaeloana (Ewa Plains Akoko), Clermontia pyrularia (Oha Wai), Cyanea grimesiana ssp. obatae (No Common Name), Cyanea pinnatifida (Haha), Cyanea st.-johnii (Haha), Cyanea superba (Haha), Cyanea truncata (Haha), Cyrtandra dentate (Haiwale), Gouania vitifolia (No Common Name), Hedyotis degeneri (No Common Name), Hibiscadelphus woodii (Hau Kuahiwi), Castilleja levisecta (Golden paintbrush), Fender's Blue Butterfly (Icaricia icarioides fenderi), Erigeron decumbens var. decumbens (Willamette Daisy), Lupinus sulphureus ssp. kincaidii (Kincaid's Lupine), Lomatium bradshawii (Bradshaw's Desert Parsley), and Sidalcea nelsoniana (Nelson's Checker-mallow)
  • Notice 5-year Review
02/05/2013 78 FR 8185 8187 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 44 Species in Oregon, Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
10/16/2003 68 FR 59635 59636 Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Forest Birds
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
Five Year Review
Date Title
08/20/2015 Ou 5-year review 2015
07/31/2009 Ou completed 5-year review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the `o`u.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for `o`u.

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» Life History

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

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