Story: Wading birds

Wading birds that breed in New Zealand (1st of 3)

Some of these species (with asterisk) are endemic – they breed only in New Zealand. Some migrate within New Zealand, between their breeding and non-breeding grounds. Only one of these species migrates away – over half of the population of banded dotterels migrates to Australia after breeding inland in the South Island.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - New Zealand’s wading birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2021)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015