Thursday, April 16, 2015
A Bird Called Munaguro (ムナグロ) in Japan
These birds are natives of the Tundra which migrate to the Pacific islands.
They are similar to the American Golden Plover but, don't interbreed.
Pluvialis fulva is the species Latin name.
Today's travels convinced me, longer lenses need to be ordered.
This series of photos was captured using a 300mm.
The birds move around the fields in flocks.
It seems that one of them is always watching for approaching strangers.
Move any closer than a few hundred yards and, the whole flock takes to the skies.
A good part of the day was spent chasing these birds.
They kept moving from rice paddies to taro imo (water potato) fields.
They are pretty fancy birds, with all that black and gold coloring.
It makes finding them a challenge when they hit the wetlands.
Learn more about these migratory birds at: