The most haunting sound.

Whenever I lament the state of the world, I listen to the song of Kauaʻi ʻŌʻō. Put some headphones on and listen to this very short clip. I promise, you will not be disappointed.

Love to you all. Have a great weekend. —Carlos C.

Listen to the haunting song of the Kauaʻi ʻŌʻō, presumed extinct since 1985. Headphones recommended to fully appreciate the rhythm, tenor, tones, and intervals, of the bird’s song. This is the bird at night.

I believe this is the only known footage of the bird:

See here for additional recordings and to browse the wonderful collection of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Macaulay Library

Again, farewell Kauaʻi ʻŌʻō.