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Red-necked Phalarope

Bird of The Week: Red-necked Phalarope

Only an inch longer than a Downy Woodpecker, the dainty-looking Red-necked Phalarope is a tough bird that opens our eyes in many ways, even if many of us rarely if ever see it. During the breeding season, this species is more colorful than many other sandpipers such as the Sanderling or Semipalmated Sandpiper.

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Palila in Māmane tree by Alexander Clark

Bird of The Week: Palila

One of Hawai‘i’s endemic honeycreepers, the Palila lives in dry, open māmane forests high on the slopes of Mauna Kea. This species is a standout in an already unique group of island birds.

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