Horornis diphone | Japanese bush-warbler

Introduced

Other Names: uguisu, ウグイス

The uguisu or Japanese bush warbler is less than 6-inches long with drab brown feathers and pale eyebrows. A secretive bird, they hide in dense foliage and so, more often than not, the average bird watcher will hear this bird rather than see it. It has a loud sustained whistle followed by several quick notes that “say” itʻs name (“uguisu!”). Birds usually sound closer than they really are.

Hotspots for Japanese bush-warbler

Honua‘ula Forest Reserve (Makāula -‘O‘oma section)

Wet forest

HikingParking

Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Halapepe and ʻŌhiʻa Trails

Dry forestPasture and grasslands

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Waiki‘i (off Old Saddle Road)

Pasture and grasslands

Driving

Palila Forest Discovery Trail

Dry forest

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Pu‘u Huluhulu Trail

Dry forest

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Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Trail

Wet forest

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Kaulana Manu Nature Trail (OPENING 2018)

Wet forest

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Kaūmana Trail

Wet forest

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