The New Zealand dotterel/tūturiwhatu is an endangered species found only in this country. It was once widespread and common but there are only about 1700 birds left. This serious decline in numbers is due to a combination of habitat loss, predation by introduced mammals and disturbance during breeding.
Image shot at the Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand
Canon 7D, 75-300mm Lens at 210mm
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