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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

BRISTLE-THIGHED CURLEW, JAMES CAMPBELL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, KAHUKU, OAHU, HAWAII

  Because of the distance and lighting we could not discern colors and some features of the bird very well in the photo.  However,  we can still ID this shorebird as a Bristle-thighed Curlew by its large size and shape, long downcurved bill, dark eye-line, white eyebrow and location.  The curlew most similar to the Bristle-thighed Curlew is the Whimbrel, which is a rare visitor to Hawaii.
   The Bristle-thighed Curlew is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 769.