No bands on its legs
This lone male shore plover was a long way from home. It was bred and released on Mana Island off the Wellington Coast.
Six birds seen, 5 colour-banded and one unbanded. Colour-banded birds were: OG-YR; GB-WY; ---YG; OG-WY and WY-GB. All presumably birds that have dispersed across from Mana Island
Small [20-23 cm] critically endangered shorebird,feeding on shoreline with its mate.have fledged 2chicks from 3 clutches of 3eggs each.
This pair of Hooded Plovers were walking along Emu Bay at low tide.