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1. a rare Eurasian plover, Eudromias morinellus, with reddish-brown underparts and white bands around the head and neck
2. Austral any similar and related bird, esp of the genus Charadrius



(Eudromias morinellus), also dottrel, a bird of the family Charadriidae of the suborder Charadrii. The body length is about 25 cm. The plumage is mottled—black with red and white. The dotterel is distributed in the rocky polar tundras of Europe and Asia, as well as in the mountainous tundras of Northern and Central Europe, the Urals, and Siberia. A migratory bird, it winters in Africa and Southwest Asia. The dotterel nests on the ground. A clutch usually contains three eggs (less commonly two or four), which usually are incubated only by the male for 22 to 25 days. The young are usually reared by the male. The dotterel feeds on crowberries and on insects and other invertebrates.

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New Zealand dotterels in the population near Maketu," he added.
WWF is particularly concerned about the endangered New Zealand dotterel and
A Dotterel on the Orme, Llandudno Picture: HENRY COOK
Pierce (1989) reported a similar finding of male settlement nearer natal sites for the Banded Dotterel (Charadrius bicinctus) in New Zealand.
Pierce (1989) reported similar findings for the Banded Dotterel.
Groups of four and seven dotterels were at Anglesey's Carmel Head on Sunday and Monday, a brief stop on their journey north.
A few hundred Dotterels breed on the highest Scottish mountains where males incubate the eggs and rear the young while their mate moves off in search of another male, in Scandinavia if necessary.
Trips" of dotterels have a habit of returning to these traditional sites as they head to breeding grounds on the whaleback hills of the far north.
I've never been able to get rid of the idea that certain species should be seen in just the right place - I could have trudged up Pendle Hill to watch dotterel anytime during the last week, but I needed to see them on Plex.
After the female dotterel has laid her eggs, she's away, leaving the male to brood the clutch.