The Common ʻAmakihi or Hawaiʻi ʻAmakihi (Hemignathus virens) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is endemic to Hawai'i. It is one of the most common of the Hawaiian Honeycreepers. It lives mostly on the Big Island of Hawaii, however scattered populations are on Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. It is a small bird that is only about four inches long. It is a yellow-green bird with a small black bill that is half an inch long. This species has brown eyes with black pupils. It is one of the least looked over of the birds and tends not to be on the protected list.
They have a special beak with a slight curve to go into bark of trees to reach at insects that make up a majority of its diet. In rare cases it sips from the nectar of Ohia tree blossoms.
It is a small bird with a powerful voice. It sends out short stout chirps, like "Aki, Ki,Ki,A". These chirps can be heard well over a mile. During the breeding season, between January through March, It makes a small nest made of woven plant fibers, and in most cases lays only a single egg. Only in rare cases does this bird lay two eggs. The chick(s) hatches after two weeks and out comes a baby that is naked except for a couple of yellow feathers. After two to three weeks, the babies are fledged and then off to find a new territory of their own.