Birds of Hanalei
Wandering Tattler / Heteroscelus incanus / ‘Ulili
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The ‘ulili can be seen on mudflats, beaches along the coast or along rocky streams in Hawai‘i.
While in Alaska, they feed on aquatic insects, crustaceans, and worms. In Hawai‘i, ‘ulili feed on mollusks and other invertebrates found under rocks or in mud.
‘Ulili breed in Alaska and Canada from May through August. These shorebirds are monogamous, mating with only one bird that season. Nests are built with gravel, small pebbles, twigs and roots often near mountain streams and rivers. Like many shorebirds, these birds also lay a clutch of four eggs. Both parents will incubate the eggs for 3 weeks until they hatch and are then cared for by both parents until they fledge. The chicks leave the nest shortly after hatching.