Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Oahu: Honolulu Birds

We flew into Honolulu and stayed in Waikiki for three nights. There were some really colorful birds, especially in the gardens of the hotels on the beach. I didn't get pictures of many of them but I'll share what I have for Waikiki city birds:

Rock Dove:

House Finch:

These next pictures were taken on the lawn of the state buildings in Honolulu. We had to take a cab-ride there to get our camping permits, but luckily we got something extra out of the trip! The second picture of the Myna bird I'm not so sure that's what it is. I can't find anything else that matches it so that's my best guess. I'm sure with time I'll be able to identify it and change it if I have to. Seeing them side-by-side I'm not so sure since the second bird definitely doesn't have yellow legs or the mark around its eye.
Common Myna:Red-vented Bulbul: (thanks for the anonymous tip!)

Kolea (Pacific Golden Plover):


Larry said...

I saw a Golden Plover in a farm field during a rainstorm last September.-I wasn't able to get a nice pic like that though.

Anonymous said...

the second picture under "common mynah" is a red-vented bulbul