New Zealand dotterel showing breeding plumage. Photographer: Peter Reese.

New Zealand dotterel showing breeding plumage

The New Zealand dotterel/tūturiwhatu is an endangered species found only in this country. It was once widespread and common but there are only about 1700 birds left. This serious decline in numbers is due to a combination of habitat loss, predation by introduced mammals and disturbance during breeding.

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New Zealand dotterels/tūturiwhatu pukunui in the Bay of Islands area (PDF, 748K)

 
 

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