Globally endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)


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  • Scientific Names
    • Thinornis novaeseelandiae
  • English
    • New Zealand Shore Plover
    • New Zealand Shore Dotterel
    • Shore Plover

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Recent observations

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Description from Wikipedia

The Shore Dotterel or Shore Plover (Thinornis novaeseelandiae) is a small species (20 cm in length, 60g) of Plover endemic to New Zealand. Its Māori name is Tuturuatu. It is a brown and white bird with a white-edged black mask and a brown crown.


Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 31/07/2011.