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Immature birds lack the crest and colourful plumage of adults, and have an overall greyish appearance.
Hawaii. The high windward forests of East Maui, particularly near the Nature Conservancy's Waikamoi preserve.
The diet includes nectar; caterpillars, flies, spiders, and other invertebrates can comprise 10-40% of the diet.
Females build nests in 'ohi'a trees; 1-2 eggs are laid, and then incubated for about 17 days. Both parents feed the young birds. The young leave the nest after 21 days.
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