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    Ann Tanimoto-Johnson
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    Today, we've got one game bird a long way from home: the Erckel's francolin. Native to Eritrea, Sudan, and Ethiopia, Hawaiʻi is one of only a handful of places you can find an Erckel's francolin outside of Africa.
  • A kiwikiu at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center
    Ann Tanimoto-Johnson
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    HPR
    With barely more than a hundred remaining individuals in the wild, the endemic kiwikiu one of the rarest and most endangered birds in the world. We have their song for you on today's Manu Minute.
  • We've got two new birds for you today: the red-crested cardinal and the yellow-billed cardinal. We get to hear both of their songs, thanks to the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Can you tell the difference?
  • Have you ever seen an ΄alae ke΄oke΄o? It’s our endemic coot! It can be found in wetlands throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Despite its widespread territory, its small population numbers can make this bird hard to find. But we’ve got its call for you today, courtesy of the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
  • Kalij pheasants take the spotlight in this brand new Manu Minute. These flashy game birds have been strutting their stuff around the Hawaiian Islands since the 1960s. With recordings from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, our host Patrick Hart walks through how these pheasants' breeding behavior has adapted since their arrival on our shores.
  • Want to get into bird watching, but don’t know where to start? How about the International Marketplace in Waikiki? Today's Manu Minute was made with recordings from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
  • We've talked about the velvety-black 'alalā before on Manu Minute. But today we have some exciting news to share! Two of these incredibly rare endemic birds — named Loli'ana and Pano Pau — now have a home at the Pana'ewa Zoo in Hilo.
  • Researchers have discovered an endangered ʻuaʻu burrow on Maunakea in the first documented nesting site of the Hawaiian petrel on Maunakea since 1954.
  • We look to the skies in search of a sleek endemic raptor that symbolizes royalty. In this week’s Manu Minute, we learn about Hawai‘i’s only native hawk. And thanks to the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for bringing us its song! University of Hawai‘i at Hilo professor Patrick Hart introduces us to the ‘io.
  • Boobies are a group of goose-size tropical seabirds with long pointed bills, wings, and tails. There are three species of boobies that nest in Hawai‘i—the red-footed, brown, and masked.
  • Have you ever noticed those flocks of finches with bright red eye-masks hanging out in grassy fields? This week, University of Hawaii at Hilo professor Patrick Hart introduces you to the tiny waxbill... common but very eye-catching. This Manu Minute was made with field recordings from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
  • The streets of Downtown Honolulu might not be the first place you'd think to bird watch, but at least one very special bird calls this city home: the indigenous manu-o-Kū, also known as the white tern. Today's Manu Minute was made with recordings from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.