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Sunday, December 17, 2017

HAWAIIAN COOT, WETLANDS, KAILUA, OAHU, HAWAII, 11/12/2017

   We can ID this coot as a Hawaiian Coot by its all black body, white bill and white frontal shield.  The Hawaiian Coot is endemic to Hawaii. 
   The Hawaiian Coot is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 767.



CATTLE EGRETS, WETLANDS, KAILUA, OAHU, HAWAII



SHARON AT HALONA BLOWHOLE SCENIC OVERLOOK, STATE HIGHWAY 72, HONOLULU, HAWAII



VIEWS FROM HALONA BLOWHOLE SCENIC OVERLOOK, STATE HIGHWAY 72,, HONOLULU, HAWAII







VIEWS FROM THE ROAD: STATE HIGHWAY 72, HONOLULU, HAWAII





PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER, KAWAIKUI BEACH PARK, HONOLULU, HAWAII



MALE RED-CRESTED CARDINAL, KAWAIKUI BEACH PARK, HONOLULU, HAWAII



NONBREEDING CATTLE EGRET, KAWAIKUI BEACH PARK, HONOLULU, HAWAII






ROCK DOVE, KAWAIKUI BEACH PARK, HONOLULU, HAWAII

   This particular Rock Dove has plumage which is very close to wild Rock Doves, rather than the varied plumage of Feral Pigeons. 






DIAMOND HEAD FROM KAPIOLANI PARK, HONOLULU, HAWAII


RED-CRESTED CARDINALS,, KAPIOLANI PARK, HONOLULU, HAWAII, 11/12/2017

   We can ID the bird in the first photo as an adult Red-crested Cardinal by its red head, crest, face, chin and upper breast; grey upperparts and white underparts.  The bird in the last two photos is a juvenile Red-crested Cardinal that is starting to molt into an adult.
   In spite of it name the Red-crested Cardinal is not closely related to Cardinals, it is actually in the tanager family. 
   The Red-crested Cardinal is a new species to our Photographic Life List,  which now stands at 766.






WHITE TERNS IN FLIGHT, KAPIOLANI PARK, HONOLULU, HAWAII

   We can ID this bird as a White Tern by its all white body, black bill, short notched tail and long tapered wings.
   The White Tern is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 765.






ZEBRA DOVE, KAPIOLANI PARK, HONOLULU, HAWAII

   We can ID this dove as a Zebra Dove by its very small size, long tail, brownish-grey upperparts with black-and-white barring; pinkish underparts with black-and-white barring on sides of neck and breast and blue-grey face with blue skin around the eyes.
   The Zebra Dove is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 764.







ROCK DOVE OR FERAL PIGEON, WAIKIKI, OAHU, HAWAII



DIAMOND HEAD VIEW FROM WAIKIKI, OAHU, HAWAII, 11/11/2017




SOUTHLAND MUSEUM & ART GALLERY & TUATARA EXHIBIT, INVERCARGILL, SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 11/10/2017