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
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