Kōrero: Wading birds

Spur-winged plover

Spur-winged plover

Spur-winged plovers are larger than other New Zealand breeding plovers and dotterels. A recent self-introduced species from Australia, they make the most of farmland and golf greens. Their raucous aggression towards intruders has earned them the title ‘noisy Australians’.

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Otago Daily Times
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

Permission of the Otago Daily Times must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Wrybills and shore plovers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9178/spur-winged-plover (accessed 16 November 2019)

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