New Zealand dotterel (1067/2460)

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New Zealand dotterels feed on small invertebrates along sandy beaches, and the early bird catches the sand hopper.

Scientific name
Charadrius obscurus aquilonius
Common names
northern New Zealand dotterel, New Zealand dotterel, red-breasted dotterel, tuturiwhatu, tuturiwhatu pukunui, rako, red-breasted plover, New Zealand plover
Pakiri Beach, Northland, New Zealand
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