Banded Dotterel/tūturiwhatu (Charadrius bicinctus ssp. bicinctus)
Last Modified: 24-1-2020 21:53
Banded Dotterels tūturiwhatu (Charadrius bicinctus ssp. bicinctus) are a medium sized shore bird that nests on beaches and braided riverbeds throughout New Zealand. The birds are endemic to New Zealand, and are classified as vulnerable, as a result of predation and disturbance of their nesting sites.
This example was observed on Marfells Beach.
Location: Latitude: -41.727493 Longitude: 174.215485
Image Date: 26/12/2019
Photographer: Christopher Cookson