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

Featured in: “The Birds”
Featuerd in: “I Love Birds”


new zealand, dotterel, nature, bird, wildlife


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Nice capture

  • Thanks

    – Robyn Carter

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thanks Ray

    – Robyn Carter

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    Nice detail Robyn.

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  • Thank you :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    There he is ! This is the little blighter I chased around last summer on Paihia Beach and never got a good shot Robyn ! Lovely capture.

  • lol – they do tend to walk quite fast :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • You must have chased him to Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island as thats where I found him :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    1 November 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you – very much appreciated ;)

    – Robyn Carter

  • dilouise
    dilouiseover 1 year ago

    Such a lovely bird and a gorgeous capture. It’s sad to think they’re in such a decline. Congratulations on your feature in ‘The Birds’.

  • Thanks :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Deborah Clearwater
    Deborah Clearw...over 1 year ago

    Fantastic image – congrats on your feature

  • Joy Rensch
    Joy Renschover 1 year ago

    Lovely capture Robyn. Congratulations!

  • oh – wow – Two features – thank you so much – feel very honoured :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 1 year ago

    Such a perfect photo of this handsome shorebird, Robyn. Congratulations on your well-deserved features!

  • Thank you :) Glad you enjoyed the image .

    – Robyn Carter

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