New Zealand dotterel (908/2300)

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Feigning a broken wing to distract potential predators, this NZ dotterel must have a nest nearby. After a couple of photos I quickly retreated.

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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