Sound/text contribution by Kaua’i ‘ō’ō. Sound, 1:24 min. Playing at random.
The Kaua’i ‘ō’ō or ‘ō’ō’ā’ā (Moho braccatus) was a member of the extinct genus of the ‘ō’ōs (Moho) within the extinct family Mohoidae from the islands of Hawai’i.
The last Kaua’i ‘ō’ō was male, and his song was recorded for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The male was recorded singing a mating call to his female life-partner presumed to have died in a previous Hurricane. The last of his species, he died alone in 1987. The species was declared extinct accordingly.
John Green: Anthropocene reviewed. Sept 2019. https://open.spotify. com/episode/1Kl3ITLVsGOKTa6CspBpas?si=0YsAFCufThqgAFqSesu uiw&utm_source=whatsapp&dl_branch=1&nd=1
Songbird: a virtual moment of extinction in Hawaii. https://www. youtube.com/watch?v=Wg27NyaVaXk&t=296s