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Aitutaki: Common Birds

January 7, 2010

Many avian species make their homes around the Cook Islands, or, in the case of the pelagic varieties,  stop by to nest.  Here are a few examples:

Pacific reef heron

Heron morph in white plumage

White terns

Red-tailed tropic birds (nesting)

Brown noddy

Sandpiper

Great frigate bird

Pity I couldn’t get any pics of the endangered Blue lorikeet, a parrot endemic to Aitutaki.  They are easy to find but difficult to photograph.

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