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Plants For Birds Honorable Mention: Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi and ‘iliahi

A Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi drinks nectar upside down from the pink, clustered flowers of the sandalwood tree. Below the blooms, a black and orange bee approaches, its beating wings blurred. The bird’s small green body is in soft sunlight as its slightly curved black beak disappears into a flower.

Warren Johnson/Audubon Photography Awards/2022 Plants For Birds Honorable Mention

A Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi hangs upside down to drink nectar from the pink, clustered flowers of a sandalwood tree. Below the blooms, a black and orange bee approaches, its beating wings blurred. Warren Johnson took the photo in Haleakalā National Park, Maui.

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