Christopher Taylor Bird Nature Wildlife Mammal Photography
nature photography
GALLERIES > BIRDS > CHARADRIIFORMES > CHARADRIIDAE > SHORE PLOVER [Thinornis novaeseelandiae]


Shore Plover Picture
 
 

nature photography

SPECIES INFO

Juvenile Shore Plover.

The Shore Plover (Thinornis novaeseelandiae) is a small species (20 cm in length, 60g) of Plover endemic to New Zealand. Its M?ori name is Tuturuatu.

The Shore Plover is an endangered species with a world population of around 200 birds. It once was found across the South Island in New Zealand but became extinct there, probably due to the predations of introduced cats and rats. It survived on one island, Rangatira, in the Chatham Islands, from where it has been introduced to other offshore islands in the Chathams (Mangere Island) and near the North Island. Further releases are planned around New Zealand.









                                     



HOME · ABOUT ME · GALLERY · STOCKLIST · VIDEO · SEARCH · PRESS · CONTACT · BLOG · NEW STUFF
bird photography
All images and video © Copyright 2006-2016 Christopher Taylor, Content and maps by their respective owner. All rights reserved.
bird photography