This species was known from the Hawaiian island of Lana'i, USA, but it was last recorded in 1934 and is now Extinct. Habitat destruction and introduced disease were probably the major causes. While it has been shown that the feathers of this species were used in early Hawaiian ornaments, it is thought that collection played only a minor role in its extinction relative to other factors.
Intaglio 18x22" paper; 12x17" image. 2018