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Pacific Golden Plover/ Kolea (Breeding Plumage)

Pluvialis fulva


Photos show breeding plumage, click link to see non-breeding plumage. Photos taken at Kawa Nui Marsh, but they can be seen almost anywhere in Hawaii during the winter season. They migrate to Alaska for the summer. Known as Kolea in Hawaiian, they are frequently referred to in Hawaiian chants, mele, 'olelo, and hula. Photos taken at Kawa Nui Marsh.

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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

wonderful spotting!

jackie.hawaii 6 years ago

I know! I was just joking that they must want long summer days to go all the way to Alaska from Hawaii. :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

I have also seen them in Shetland I. last year. Amazing how much and long these little birds can migrate.

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Kailua, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Apr 4, 2014
Submitted on May 19, 2014

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