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Spur-winged plover ( Vanellus miles )


Posted by unozig on Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:47 pm

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The New Zealand spur-winged plover population has a unique conservation trajectory among our native bird species. In just over 80 years since the first breeding record, it has gone from a fully protected native to having that protection removed in 2010.

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by Ron Day on Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:16 pm
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Amazing yellow paint on the face of this species, Zig. It is refreshing to hear that a bird species like this one is thriving. Nice shot.
 

by Mako_Elite on Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:55 pm
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Very unusually looking plover. Nice to her that bird population recovered.

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by Carol Clarke on Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:40 pm
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Always nice to hear a success story! Good looking plover, a shame the foot is cut off.

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