20 episodes

Need a break in your day? Whether you're in your car or your kitchen, or still in bed, Manu Minute brings you the rich sounds from Hawai'i's native forests and shorelines. Each week, we feature a different Hawai'i bird and its unique song, and talk about its environment and conservation.
Trying to identify a bird? Call us on The Conversation's talkback line at 808-792-8217 with your name, where you're from and your email so we can reach you if we have questions.
Manu Minute is a collaboration between HPR and the LOHE Bioacoustics Lab at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. The series is hosted by Patrick Hart, the lab's principal investigator, and produced by HPR's Savannah Harriman-Pote and Ann Tanimoto-Johnson of UH-Hilo.

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Need a break in your day? Whether you're in your car or your kitchen, or still in bed, Manu Minute brings you the rich sounds from Hawai'i's native forests and shorelines. Each week, we feature a different Hawai'i bird and its unique song, and talk about its environment and conservation.
Trying to identify a bird? Call us on The Conversation's talkback line at 808-792-8217 with your name, where you're from and your email so we can reach you if we have questions.
Manu Minute is a collaboration between HPR and the LOHE Bioacoustics Lab at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. The series is hosted by Patrick Hart, the lab's principal investigator, and produced by HPR's Savannah Harriman-Pote and Ann Tanimoto-Johnson of UH-Hilo.

    Manu Minute: Manu ʻula ʻula, the red bird

    Manu Minute: Manu ʻula ʻula, the red bird

    The Northern cardinal is the ruby in the crown of any backyard birder. We've got their song, thanks to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

    • 1 min
    Manu Minute: ΄Iwa, the man-of-war bird

    Manu Minute: ΄Iwa, the man-of-war bird

    On this Manu Minute, we are dishing up a bird that is often seen but not heard. The ‘iwa, or great frigatebird, flies high above our heads, performing acrobatic feats midair. We’ve got the song of this storied seabird today, thanks to Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

    • 2 min
    Manu Minute: The common myna

    Manu Minute: The common myna

    Here’s a bird everyone will likely be familiar with — it’s the myna! Myna birds are everywhere. (Really, we wish we were kidding.) They’ve been declared one of the world’s worst invasive species. We’ve got their song for you today, thanks to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

    • 2 min
    Manu Minute: The murmuring Nēnē

    Manu Minute: The murmuring Nēnē

    Few native species in Hawaiʻi are as recognizable as the Nēnē. It's the rarest goose in the world — and a rare conservation success story.

    • 2 min
    Manu Minute: The bristle-thighed curlew

    Manu Minute: The bristle-thighed curlew

    It’s the season to see kioea! These long-billed shorebirds spend their winters here. They’re not too common on the main Hawaiian islands, so we have their call for you from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in today's Manu Minute.

    • 2 min
    Manu Minute: Kauaʻi's last thrush

    Manu Minute: Kauaʻi's last thrush

    The puaiohi isn't the most eye-catching songbird on the Garden Isle, but it does an important job.

    • 2 min

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