The Last Remaining Kauai O'o Singing For A Female That Will Never Come

May 12, 2016

The haunting beauty of a love song lost amidst the shrill sounds of commercial exploitation.

The Kauai O'o was a bird endemic to the island of Kauai, Hawaii, until the early twentieth century, when its decline began. Its song was last heard in 1987 by the last male of its species and has since been declared extinct due to habitat destruction. He was calling for a female that would never come...

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