Bristle-thighed Curlew
Transient winter visitor to the
Hawaiian Islands...breeds in Alaska.
Numenius tahitiensis
(L 17" WS 32" Wt 1.1 lb)
The bird that calls the canoe to sail.
(Hawaiian proverb) Said of the (bristle-thighed
curlew), whose early morning call was often a
signal to canoes to go fishing or traveling.
Kahuku area
O’ahu
17Feb2014