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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Manu O Kū chick waiting for lunch

The Manu O Kū, or White Tern, is notable for laying its egg on bare thin branches in a small fork or depression without a nest. The newly hatched chicks have well developed feet with which to hang on to their precarious nesting site. The Manu O Kū is the official bird of Honolulu.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Honoluu, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Salvatore Lanzilotti