Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pacific Golden Plover, kolea- Pluvialis fulva - Sibirisk tundrapipare

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 Pacific Golden Plover, kolea- Pluvialis fulva - Sibirisk tundrapipare
© NF Photo 130818  at Diamond Head, Honolulu

About Pacific Golden Plover on wiki called kolea on the Hawaii islands.
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The breeding habitat of Pacific Golden Plover is Arctic tundra from northernmost Asia into western Alaska. It nests on the ground in a dry open area.
This wader is migratory and winters in south Asia and Australasia. A few winter in California and Hawaii, USA. In Hawaii, the bird is known as the kolea. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.
This bird forages for food on tundra, fields, beaches and tidal flats, usually by sight. It eats insects and crustaceans and some berries.

A very common bird in Oahu when I was there in august. This bird has summer plumage of course as it breeds in the arctics. 

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11 comments:

  1. Great photos - I love Pacific Golden Plovers.

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  2. Great photos and a fantastic bird.

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  3. Den har fina teckningar på ryggen.

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  4. This is an interesting bird. The markings are a combination of other similar plovers I've seen. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Snyggt fångat ... vilken vacker täckning!

    PS. Tack för din kommentar! Det är inte alls svårt att fotografera rovfåglar här i Fyledalen. Det är en av Nordeuropas bästa plats att se stora fåglar sväva med vinden.

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  6. three wonderful shots of this beautiful bird.

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  7. Gorgeous photos! A really lovely and delicate bird.

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