72 episodes

Need a break in your day? Whether you're in your car or still in bed, Manu Minute brings you rich sounds from Hawai'i's native forests and shorelines. Each week, we feature a different Hawaiʻi bird and its unique song, and talk about its environment and conservation.

Manu Minute is a collaboration between HPR and the LOHE Bioacoustics Lab at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. It is hosted by Patrick Hart, the lab's principal investigator, and produced by HPR's Savannah Harriman-Pote and UH Hilo's Ann Tanimoto-Johnson.

Manu Minute Hawaiʻi Public Radio

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Need a break in your day? Whether you're in your car or still in bed, Manu Minute brings you rich sounds from Hawai'i's native forests and shorelines. Each week, we feature a different Hawaiʻi bird and its unique song, and talk about its environment and conservation.

Manu Minute is a collaboration between HPR and the LOHE Bioacoustics Lab at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. It is hosted by Patrick Hart, the lab's principal investigator, and produced by HPR's Savannah Harriman-Pote and UH Hilo's Ann Tanimoto-Johnson.

    Manu Minute: The black francolin

    Manu Minute: The black francolin

    On today's Manu Minute, we have got the scratchy calls of a common game bird. Thanks to the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology for these recordings of black francolins.

    • 2 min
    Manu Minute: The Nīhoa finch

    Manu Minute: The Nīhoa finch

    The Nīhoa finch is one of two endemic bird species that call Nīhoa Island home. About 3,000 finches live on the tiny island, which is now part of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

    • 1 min
    Manu Minute: The little Maui creeper

    Manu Minute: The little Maui creeper

    Although endangered, there are still a few good spots to catch sight of the Maui ʻalauahio.

    • 2 min
    Manu Minute: The courting rock pigeon

    Manu Minute: The courting rock pigeon

    For today's Manu Minute, we've got the mating song of the rock pigeon, which was introduced to Hawaiʻi over 200 years ago. Thanks to the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology for these recordings.

    • 1 min
    Manu Minute: The long-lost ʻōʻū

    Manu Minute: The long-lost ʻōʻū

    ʻŌʻu were once common honeycreepers across all the main Hawaiian Islands, but the last confirmed sighting of an ʻōʻū was on Kauaʻi in 1989. This species is now presumed to be extinct. Listen to the song of this long-lost bird on today's Manu Minute, thanks to recordings from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

    • 2 min
    Manu Minute: Koloa māpu, the dabbling duck

    Manu Minute: Koloa māpu, the dabbling duck

    The koloa māpu is one of Hawaiʻi's most common winter migratory ducks.

    • 1 min

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