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Nihoa finch (Telespyza ultima)

Federal Register | Recovery | Critical Habitat | Conservation Plans | Petitions | Life History

Listing Status:   


General Information

The Nihoa Finch is very similar to the Laysan Finch but smaller. The male has a bright yellow head, neck, and breast with a broad grey band between the neck and mid-back. The lower back and rump of the male are gray. Females have a yellow throat and breast streaked with brown, the head and back are brown streaked with black. It measures about 6 inches in length.

This species is listed wherever it is found, but
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
03/11/1967 Pacific Region (Region 1) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Most Recent Federal Register Documents (Showing 3 of 3)
Date Citation Page Title
02-13-2015 80 FR 8100 8103 Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 133 Species in Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington
03-16-2009 74 FR 11130 11133 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 103 Species in Hawaii
03-11-1967 32 FR 4001 Endangered Species List - 1967

» 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 (Showing 1 of 1)
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
03/16/2009 74 FR 11130 11133 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 103 Species in Hawaii
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
09/20/2011 Nihoa Finch (Telespiza ultima), 5-Year Review Summary and Evaluation

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Nihoa finch, Entire.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Nihoa finch, Entire

» Petitions

No petition findings have been published for the Nihoa finch, Entire.

» Life History

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

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