They say, the birds more likely to be heard than seen.
Not trusting the Wiki Dudes, as reliable for more than a Latin name, I go on.
Neighborhood Bars Are a Great Resource
The internet has some trustworthy resources, too. I'll list them later.
Armed with the photo, saved to the cell phone and, the word, Akachobin, I went to town.
The first guy who saw the photo was wondering how I got it.
"That's an Akachobin. Where did you find it and how did you catch it on a cell phone?"
"Hah. I found it before six, this morning, 10 meters from your house," I told him.
"And, it was dead," I added.
After a few other people at the bar confirmed what the bird was, it was time to move on.
It's always best to get more opinions. And, beers, too.
The Next Bar Hit the Jackpot
There was a woman. She looked at the photo and said, "Akachobin."
And, she said the birds make a real loud scary noise in the jungle, especially at night.
They scare her. So, I told her, "Don't go in the jungle at night."
And, she made the noise !
So, I put my cell phone away and had a few more beers.
I could hardly wait for morning.
Late night research kills me.
But, the wife knows it's important.
THE BIRD SOUNDS LIKE THIS
If you live on the island of Okinawa and hear one, don't call me. Send me mail (ryukyumike [at] gmail.com) and, I'll come shoot it for you, with a camera, of course. The cell phone is just for emails, cmails and crappy photos. I can't hear it. OTHER RESOURCES: ARKive
The Deigo tree, at Ogimi, isn't quite in full bloom, yet.
Early yesterday afternoon, under some harsh sunlight, I couldn't resist taking these photos.
A wide angle view shows the surrounding hills in the background just off HWY 58.
These flowers, are fairly delicate and may not last much longer.
The first, little typhoon, that comes along, will blow all the red petals away.
So, I hurried and snapped photos from every angle.
Just in case, we don't get back up that way, in the near future.
The Deigo Flower Gets Mentioned in a Popular Song
Shima Uta, was made popular by the band, The Boomand there are many recorded versions.
This gal, Natsukawa Rimi, does it the best.
If you would like an English translation, watch it on YouTube.
Press, SHOW MORE, under the video and, you've got it. Listen to that girl sing the song and, play that sanshin. She's amazing. If they had a contest between her and the original artists, I'd bet on her !