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By Order of Proclamation Manu O Kū is the OfficialBird of the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Do you know why?

Do You Know…

Manu O Kū can learn people’s faces?

Join Hui Manu O Kū for highlights from “Terns Across the Seas.” Four guest experts compare physical and behavioral traits among birds in Australia, Hawaiʻi and in between.

Do You Know…

An ancient story talks about the black eye markings?

Makahiapo Cashman, Director of UH Manoa Ka Papa Lo’i O Kanewai, retells the story of Manu O Kū and Maui!

Whatʻs in a name? White Tern, Fairy Tern, Kākāia…Manu O Kū…

What does legend say about those black ʻeyelinerʻ rings around their eyes?

VIDEOS on vimeo channel

Full Length Videos

From our partner organizations, learn everything you didnʻt know about Manu O Kū, native seabird of Hawaiʻi, from the experts!

These videos are in the range of 30 minutes in length, like a tv show.


with the Hawaiian Monk Seal Preservation Ohana

“Honey Girl”, the Hawaiian Monk Seal

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