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.
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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  1. Great photos - I love Pacific Golden Plovers.

  2. Great photos and a fantastic bird.

  3. Den har fina teckningar på ryggen.

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

  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.

  6. three wonderful shots of this beautiful bird.

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


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