Birds of Hawaii - maui-mike


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A Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva; "Kōlea" in Hawaiian) forages along a beach, Kihei, south Maui. Kōlea eat a variety of items including insects, crustaceans, berries, leaves, and seeds. Kōlea can eat marine and freshwater invertebrates, too. It is interesting watching the shorebirds forage for food by a sequence of stop-run-stop! They will scan an area for food and then peck at it until it is captured. In Hawai‘i, Kōlea feed on weevils, crustaceans and even snails.

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