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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?

Manu O Kū is the Hawaiian name for the White or Fairy Tern. In Hawaiian, manu means bird and Kū refers to one of the four great Hawaiian gods. The Manu O Kū is the perfect urban wildlife ambassador.

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

Do you know why?


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Spend 5 minutes touring lolani campus with Yvonne Chan

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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.

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Spend 5 minutes touring lolani campus with Yvonne Chan

Look to the Manu O Kū for navigation help on the seas. Join Polynesian Voyaging Society volunteer, Darienne Dey, at water’s edge to learn how!

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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?


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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.


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Storytime

with the Hawaiian Monk Seal Preservation Ohana

“Honey Girl”, the Hawaiian Monk Seal


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