Stout-legged Finch

The Stout-legged Finch (Ciridops tenax) is an extinct species of finch in the Hawaiian honeycreeper subfamily, Drepanidinae. Subfossil remains have only been found on the island of Kauai and indicate that it survived up until the late Quaternary period.

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    By the flow of the inland river,
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