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New Zealand Plover or Dotterel (Endangered)

Charadrius obscurus


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.

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Andrea Lim
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Andrea Lim

Waikato, New Zealand

Spotted on Mar 25, 2013
Submitted on Mar 28, 2013

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