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White Tern (Chick)/ manu-o-Ku

Gygis alba candida

Description:

You may not be able to tell from the pictures, but this species actually lays its eggs on bare branches, instead of within a nest. Although they do tend to lay where branches meet or on a knot in a branch, this seems to me to be a dangerous technique in hurricane territory.

Habitat:

Spotted near Ala Wai Canal.

Notes:

Some bird species forgo laying in nests to avoid parasites, which can cause the parents to abandon the nests.

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jackie.hawaii
Spotted by
jackie.hawaii

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on May 15, 2015
Submitted on May 27, 2015

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