Himantopus leucocephalus. Seen in the geothermal hot waters of the Frying Pan Flat, Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua. The birds do not seem concerned about the temperatures, and indeed nest on an island in the middle of the flat. Taken shortly before the other example seen in my photostream, I prefer this shot out of the two.
Added to theCream of the Crop pool as my personal favorite.