Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Pacific Golden-Plover

The Pacific Golden-Plover is one of the most popular and well-known birds in Hawaii, where it is called "Kolea." What makes it especially remarkable, in addition to its beauty, is the fact that it gets to Hawaii by its own power (is not an introduced species) and that it gets there by flying 2,000 miles non-stop from its Arctic nesting areas. During the winter months it is impossible to miss the Kolea in Hawaii, many of them hanging out in public parks and on residential lawns. This one was on the beach near Lihue on Kaua'i.


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