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An Alae ʻUla (Hawaiian Common Moorhen) forages at Kawai Nui Marsh

The Alae ʻUla or Hawaiian Common Moorhen is an endangered (pop. approximately 300), chicken-sized water bird, that today lives mostly on Oahu and Kauai. Ala ʻUla means "burnt forehead." According to legend, this bird brought fire from the gods to the people, burning its white forehead red in the process.

TAGS: Conservation, Hawaii

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
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© Salvatore Lanzilotti.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2016
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 6:41 a.m.
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f11
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PHOTO LOCATION Kailua Town, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America