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Hawaiian Coot

Fulica alai

Description:

The Hawaiian coot is endemic to Hawaii. I saw this one from a distance as it peacefully waded and foraged at the edge of the marsh.

Habitat:

Roadside marshland, part of the Maui National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Notes:

Hawaiian coot is an IUCN vulnerable species. It's also called the ʻalae kea, which translates to mud hen.

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2 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 4 years ago

Thanks, Joshua. Yes, I've seen two honeycreepers in Haleakala Nat'l Park! It was really exciting, and I didn't try to photograph them because they flew away after a few seconds.

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

Nice! I have always wanted to do some birding in Hawaii. Have you seen any of the native honeycreepers?

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Lat: 20.80, Long: -156.47

Spotted on Jan 6, 2014
Submitted on Jan 10, 2015

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