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Status of the Black-fronted Dotterel ( Charadrius melanops ) in the Wairarapa

TitleStatus of the Black-fronted Dotterel ( Charadrius melanops ) in the Wairarapa
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsDennison, TC, Robertson, HA
JournalNotornis
Volume46
Issue1
Pagination197-193
Type of Articlepaper
KeywordsBlack-fronted Dotterel, Charadrius melanops, New Zealand, population, Wairarapa
Abstract

The number of Black-fronted Dotterels (Charadrius melanops) in the Ruamahanga River catchment of the Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand, increased from c. 80 birds in 1972 to 300 - 350 birds in 1996. Another c. 100 birds breed on rivers that drain directly to the eastern coast of the Wairarapa. Their numbers and range are still increasing. Lake Wairarapa is an important wintering site for Black-fronted Dotterels, although their origin is uncertain.

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