Black-fronted dotterels have a black band through the eyes, and another from the bill up the forehead. A V-shaped black band runs from shoulder to shoulder and down the breast. They nest on raised stony banks in riverbeds. These small dotterels have been breeding in New Zealand only since the late 1950s.
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Department of Conservation
Photograph by J. L. Kendrick
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