Kōrero: Wading birds

Male banded dotterel on nest

Male banded dotterel on nest

This male banded dotterel is sitting on a shallow scrape in the ground. Males prepare several alternative scrapes, then one is chosen and lined with fragments of plants before the eggs are laid. In breeding plumage, banded dotterels have bold bands across the breast. These are broader on males, which also have a thin black band above the forehead.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10031686
Photograph by Peter Morrison

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Dotterels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9169/male-banded-dotterel-on-nest (accessed 20 November 2019)

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