Phonetically: Ah-oo-koo-oo

Or, if you prefer: Black Crowned Night Heron.



When trying to say ‘Auku’u, the first syllable /Au/ should be prounounced Ow (as in ouch) then oo, all blended together.  Think “kid whine,” OWoo!”   OWoo-koo-oo.  Congrats, you have a new Hawaiian word.

Btw, you’re going to want to click on this fella and make him bigger.