Pacific Golden Plover, December 2012
Collected shots from two different locations. Pluvialis fulva, the Pacific Golden Plover (or Kolea in Hawaiian), breeds in Siberia and Alaska and migrates huge distances. Shown here is the birds' winter plumage, naturally.
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They like lawns, which are full of tasty insects
same individual pluvialis fulva
Same species, different individual
Light-brown eye color just visible here