`Akekeke - Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres
Hawaii Native

The `akekeke is a winter visitor to Hawaii, leaving in late April or early May for their arctic breeding grounds. While in Hawaii they frequent shorelines, mudflats, river deltas and lawns. They can be seen foraging on both rocky coasts and sandy beaches.

Reportedly, ruddy turnstones will use their beaks to turn over stones as they hunt for insects and crustaceans to eat.

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