Listen to the song of the cicada or kihikihi, which conjures up images of hot summer days. Cicadas and crickets are known as the songbirds of the summer star Rehua (Antares), because their song heralds the arrival of warmer weather.
Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Cicadas – Dr Charles Fleming/Reference number T837)
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