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New Zealand Dotterel

The New Zealand Dotterel (Charadrius obscurus) – also referred to as the Red-breasted Plover – is an endangered species and is found only in certain areas of New Zealand. Its Maori name is tuturiwhatu pukunui. It is related to the Eurasian dotterel

New Zealand Dotterels are shorebirds and are usually found on sandy beaches and sandspits or feeding on tidal estuaries.

New Zealand Dotterel