Monday, June 26, 2017


Photographed at Ambury, New Zealand, June 2017
(*   17)                SPURWING PLOVER              Vanellus miles

NEW ZEALAND              9

In Australia known as Masked Lapwing. An abundant native across most of New Zealand. 38 cm. Colonised NZ from Australia in the 1930s and after a slow start spread after 1960 across most of country.

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