Kaimuki Waialae Mud Hen Traffic Box

Kaimuki Waialae Mud Hen Traffic Box by Wendy Roberts

Kaimuki Waialae Mud Hen Traffic Box

A beautification project in downtown Kaimuki at Waialae Ave and 16th Street shows exterior mural work (street art). In this mural, the surroundings and history of the area dictate the theme of the box. Waialae means “Mudhen water” the little bird on the box is called a mudhen, moorhen, or gallinule – lots of names for these lovely little marsh birds! They are a native Hawaiian bird. The street was named for this type of bird, so it inspired a mural of the birds and wetlands that preceded the city.