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Motukorea – Browns Island, Hauraki Gulf

Motukorea – Browns Island, Hauraki Gulf

The coastline and estuaries of the Auckland region provide abundant feeding grounds for New Zealand and international waders. This island in the Hauraki Gulf, Motukorea (also known as Browns Island), was named after the oystercatcher (korea or torea). It is still an important site for oystercatchers, as well as for threatened New Zealand dotterels.

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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