Voices of the `Alalā
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`Alalā Recovery Plan

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Voices of the `Alalā

Wild Alala in silhouette

The vocalizations of the `Alalā, or Hawaiian Crow, include a diverse and eerie assortment of squeals, rattles, growls, and resonant wails, very unlike the caws and croaks of the North American crows and ravens that are familiar to most of us. They are evocative of what a Hawaiian forest could have sounded like at dawn a hundred years ago; and with our care might once again.

Click on the links below to hear some of the varied voices of the `Alalā.

Yeeow

Aaawaoo

ooWAoo

ooWEE

Raaooo

rrRArr

Medley

Or go to the recovery plan for the `Alalā.

Upper photo of wild 'Alalā by Glenn Klingler; others by David Ledig.

 

Last updated: March 7, 2011
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