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Small bird approx 20cm body length. When nesting they blend well into their surrounds.
Nesting along the beach above high tide at Whangamata, New Zealand. Nest is merely a depression in the sand.
A section of the beach is cordoned-off so the Dotterels/Plovers can nest undisturbed. Numbers are slowing increasing, due to management of breeding programs.
Spotted on Mar 25, 2013
Submitted on Mar 28, 2013