Kōrero: Wading birds

Banded dotterel chick

Banded dotterel chick

This tiny chick has left the nest within a few hours of hatching, and feeds itself while the parents stand guard. Foods include spiders, beetles, caterpillars and berries. When it is five or six weeks old it will fledge, and within a few days will join flocks of dotterels at coastal feeding sites.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10031488
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Dotterels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9170/banded-dotterel-chick (accessed 8 June 2023)

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