Kōrero: Wading birds

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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GNS Science
Reference: CN18671/31
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - New Zealand’s wading birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9147/motukorea-browns-island-hauraki-gulf (accessed 23 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015