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New Zealand Dotterel
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[Photo] New Zealand Dotterel, Charadrius obscurus. Source nzbirds.com, URL [ http://www.nzbirds.com/birds/nzdotterel.html]. Date 1888. Author Buller, W.R., Birds of New Zealand, 1888.
The New Zealand Dotterel or Red-breasted Plover (Charadrius obscurus) is an endangered species and it is found only in certain areas of New Zealand. Its M??ori names include T??turiwhatu, Pukunui, and K??kuruatu. 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.
Dotterels are nearing extinction with about 1300 northern dotterels, and approximately 75 or so southern dotterels.
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