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Manu Minute: The well-named white-rumped shama

Folks on Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, and Maui can keep their eyes wide and ears out for the sight or sound of the lovely white-rumped shama.

Since their introduction in the early half of the 20th century, the white-rumped shama population in Hawaiʻi has flourished. Catch a peek of one foraging on the ground, or look up into the low canopy of forested areas if you hear its song.

AMTJ_Manu Minute White-rumped shama.mp4

Audio credit:  Tim Burr, Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (ML218656)
Audio credit: Tim Burr, Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (ML218653)

Patrick Hart is the host of HPR's Manu Minute. He runs the Listening Observatory for Hawaiian Ecosystems (LOHE) Lab at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
Ann Tanimoto-Johnson is the Lab Manager & Research Technician in the Hart Lab/Listening Observatory for Hawaiian Ecosystems (LOHE) Bioacoustics Lab. She researches the ecology, bioacoustics, and conservation of our native Hawaiian forests, birds, and bats.
Savannah Harriman-Pote is the energy and climate change reporter.
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