‘Alae ke’oke’o (Hawaiian Coot)

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‘Alae ke’oke’o (Hawaiian Coot | Foulque des Hawaï | Fulica alai): Along with the nēnē featured yesterday, the ‘Alae ke’oke’o is the only bird species endemic to Hawai’i that I managed to see during our recent trip to Kaua’i. We found this individual strutting its stuff on the Wainiha River in Hanalei, a few steps from the Wainiha General Store (on the island’s north shore).

Taken on December 28, 2015, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 640 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/400), cropped. Not baited, called in or set up.

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