‘Ai no ke kōlea a momona ho‘i i Kahiki.
Translation: The plover eats until fat, then returns to the land from which it came.
Said of a foreigner to Hawai‘i, who grows rich, then departs to his homeland to enjoy his wealth. Plovers migrate to Hawai‘i in the winter, then fly to North America in the summer.
From ‘Olelo No‘eau by Mary Kawena Pukui (Bishop Museum Press 1983)