ʻŌlelo ke kupa o ka ʻāina ua mālie; ua au koaʻe The natives of the land declare that the weather is calm when the tropic bird travels afar. (ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #2498)         1 Koaʻeʻula Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricauda SPECIES STATUS: State recognized as Indigenous NatureServe Heritage Ranking G4/G5Read More →

Ka manu kaʻupu hālō ʻalo o ka moana The kaʻupu, the bird that observes the ocean. Said of a careful observer [ʻŌlelo noʻeau #1437] 1 Kaʻupu – Blackfoot AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripes SPECIES STATUS: State-listed as Threatened State recognized as Indigenous Bird of Conservation Concern at the National Level NatureServe Heritage Rank G5Read More →

  mō.lī n. 1. Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis). (KL. line 312.) 2. Any straight line separating designs in tattoo pattern. 3. Bone made into a tattooing needle, hence a tattooing needle.   1 Mōlī – Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis SPECIES STATUS: State recognized as Indigenous Bird of Conservation Concern at theRead More →