Shore plovers (2386/2613)

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A small group of shore plovers. The range of this small dotterel was reduced to a single island in the Chatham group, hundreds of km east of mainland NZ, but captive breeding and translocation to other safe islands is gradually helping them back from the brink of extinction.

Common names
shore plover, New Zealand shore plover, tuturuatu, sand plover, New Zealand plover, shore dotterel
Plimmerton, New Zealand
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