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Kakaako art project celebrates Hawaii’s native birds

  • COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT
                                Manu-o-Ku, white terns, are seabirds native to Hawaii that nest in urban Honolulu.

    COURTESY SUSAN SCOTT

    Manu-o-Ku, white terns, are seabirds native to Hawaii that nest in urban Honolulu.

The charming, round-headed manu-o-Ku, or white tern, is aptly deemed Honolulu’s official bird, for while this indigenous Hawaii species spends its days fishing far out to sea, on Oahu it is exclusively a city dweller, returning at night to precarious nests balanced on urban trees, building ledges and balconies. Read more

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