Bokikokiko (Acrocephalus aequinoctialis)

The Bokikokiko bird is a rare and endangered species of bird that is found exclusively on the island of Maui in Hawaii. It is a small, forest-dwelling bird that is known for its distinctive call, which sounds like "Bokikokiko."

The Bokikokiko bird is roughly the size of a sparrow, with a brownish-gray body and a black cap. Its wings and tail are also black, and it has a white belly. The bird is primarily insectivorous, feeding on insects and other small invertebrates that it finds in the forest underbrush.

The Bokikokiko bird was once a fairly common sight on Maui, but over time, its population has declined significantly. The primary causes of this decline have been deforestation, habitat loss, and the introduction of non-native predators like rats and cats to the island.

Conservation efforts have been underway for some time now to help save the Bokikokiko bird from extinction. These efforts have included habitat restoration and protection initiatives, as well as measures to control non-native predators.

Despite these efforts, the Bokikokiko bird remains under threat. As of 2021, it is estimated that there are only around 500 individuals of this species left in the wild. However, with continued conservation efforts and public education around the importance of protecting endangered species, it is hoped that the Bokikokiko bird will continue to persist and thrive in the years to come.

Other names

Acrocephalus aequinoctialis




boscarla de les illes de la Línia



sivi trstenjak

rákosník kiribatský

Polynesisk Sanger



Rousserolle de la Ligne


Cannaiola di Kiritimati / Bokikokiko


polinezinė nendrinukė


trzciniak popielaty


Полинезийская камышевка

trsteniarik sivý

Carricero de Kiritimati


Kiritimati Kamışçını

очеретянка попеляста

kiritimati roolind

fanning-szigeti nádiposzáta