Big-Island-Alae-ke'oke'o-Hawaiian Coot

Big-Island-Alae-ke'oke'o-Hawaiian Coot

Hawaiian Coot or ʻalae keʻokeʻo is in the rail family, and is endemic to Hawaiʻi. It is found in freshwater lakes and marshes, coastal saline lagoons, and water storage areas. It is an endangered bird, due to habitat loss and predators. The Makalawena Marsh on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi has been listed as a National Natural Landmark to preserve one of its last nesting areas.