Kōrero: Wading birds

New Zealand dotterel plumage

New Zealand dotterel plumage

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.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10048690 (top); 10055988 (bottom)
Photographs by Peter Reese (top); Rosalind Cole (bottom)

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Dotterels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9167/new-zealand-dotterel-plumage (accessed 27 May 2020)

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