Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

New Zealand Plover or Dotterel (Endangered)

Charadrius obscurus

Description:

Small bird approx 20cm body length. When nesting they blend well into their surrounds.

Habitat:

Nesting along the beach above high tide at Whangamata, New Zealand. Nest is merely a depression in the sand.

Notes:

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.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Andrea Lim
Spotted by
Andrea Lim

Waikato, New Zealand

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

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team