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Double-banded Plover | by boombana
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Double-banded Plover

A big stretch and a yawn. These birds started arriving from their Summer breeding grounds in New Zealand a few weeks ago. It's a long flight across open ocean for a tiny bird. A lot spend the Winter in Australia, some remain in NZ with others turning up in Fiji, Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands etc.

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Taken on February 26, 2016