During breeding (top), the breast of male and female New Zealand dotterels becomes red, and is especially bright in males. After breeding (bottom), the red gives way to white underneath.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
Reference: 10048690 (top); 10055988 (bottom)
Photographs by Peter Reese (top); Rosalind Cole (bottom)
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