Friday, October 23, 2020

Male Singing To Female That Will Never Come

This is recording of the last Kauaʻi ʻōʻō bird. It was a male, recorded in 1987 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. When he died, his entire species was gone. Commenter Chloie Kwirant said,

Just imagine. Every day you do the same thing. You shout for someone, anyone, to answer. But no one ever shouts back. You refuse to except that you're the last of your species. Every single day you cry out to a person who will never answer. Until one day the sweet release of death finally cements your kind into extinction.
(via Nag on the Lake)

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

How terribly, terribly sad.