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Description and behavior The is a greenish-yellow bird with a black mask around the eye (especially prominent in the male) and a bluish bill, unlike the [[ʻAkepa|]], which is usually red, canary-yellow or orange, without black, and has a horn-colored bill. The bill-tips are crossed over, though not bent as in the distantly-related crossbills (Loxia).<ref name=fb>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The uses its bill like scissors to cut open buds in search of insects to eat. It also feeds on the nectar of some trees. This bird builds nests primarily of twigs high up in trees, while the uses tree cavities as nest sites.


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