HONOLULU (KHNL) - The nene, as most of us know, is Hawaii's state bird. But now the city of Honolulu is claiming a bird of it's own.
It's called the Manu-o-Ku, or white fairy tern. Mayor Mufi Hanneman designated the Manu-o-Ku as the official city bird at a ceremony today.
It was all part of the kickoff of Honolulu's observance of Earth Month. The Manu-o-Ku is indigenous to Hawaii and the northwest Pacific islands.
"A lot of Hawaiians are familiar with this bird. And I found one - at least they told me - that one can be as old as 42 years old. So it could be my brother if you will. Almost the same age as the mayor!" said Hannemann.