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Gallinula galeata sandvicensis
Slate gray feathers. Has a darker head and neck, the base of the bill a front facial shield are red.
Endemic to Hawaii. Now found only on Kaui'i and O'ahu. Found near freshwater ponds, marshes, reservoirs, and aquaculture.
Known in Hawaiin as the 'Alae'ula. In Hawaiian mythology this bird brought fire from the gods to the Hawaiian people.