The Last Bird of Its Kind, Singing for a Mate #MusicMonday
The best song about the anthropic age may have been written by a bird. In 1987 there was one last Kauaʻi ʻōʻō left in the whole entire world. And that bird, that last bird, sang a song for a mate who would never come. Here’s more from TwistedSifter:
In 1987 the last Kauaʻi ʻōʻō was male, and his song was recorded for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The male was recorded singing a mating call to a female that would never come.
The ōʻō was endemic to the island of Kauaʻi and was common in the subtropical forests of the island until the early twentieth century when its decline began.
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