Shore Plover

Thinornis novaeseelandiae

ML49747551



eBird Checklist S34888459
Manukapua Island
Rodney District, Auckland, New Zealand
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Latitude and Longitude -36.3845, 174.2477 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

via J Dowding. . Yes, it's definitely a shore plover, but a juvenile. The bill is too long for a banded dotterel, the dark eye patch is much more prominent, and the legs are stockier and a pale orange colour. And the colour bands tell us who it is. GO-WB was bred in captivity at the National Wildlife Centre, Mount Bruce, this past season. It hatched in November, was transferred to an aviary on Motutapu Island in late December, and then released on the island in late January this year. The straight-line distance from Motutapu to Big Sand is 73 km.

Observation details

thought it was a banded Dotterel at first. Happy to be corrected if wrong. South end of Big sand

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 550D
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
259 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
200
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
824KB
Dimensions
1051 x 1070

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