Story: Wading birds

Crushed dotterel chick

Crushed dotterel chick

Nesting shore birds are vulnerable to vehicles driving along shores, dunes and riverbeds. This dotterel chick has been crushed by the wheel of a four-wheel-drive vehicle, a common fate for eggs and chicks in areas where vehicles encroach on their nesting grounds.

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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