Scientific Name Gygis alba
Manu-o-ku possess black eyes and a long, conical beak. Their feathers are completely white and they fly on sleek, blade-like wings that can stretch 2 feet from tip to tip.
- Manu-o-ku spend the day hunting at sea as far as 120 miles from their roost, before returning home in the afternoon.
- Ancient voyagers relied on sightings of these birds as a sign that land was close at hand.