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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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Pacific golden-plover

They like lawns, which are full of tasty insects

same individual pluvialis fulva

Same species, different individual

Light-brown eye color just visible here