Southern Red-breasted Plover Charadrius obscurus


Dowding, J. E. 1998. The impact of predation on New Zealand Dotterels.

Dowding, J. E. 1999. Past distribution and decline of the New Zealand Dotterel (Charadrius obscurus) in the South Island of New Zealand. Notornis 46: 167-180.

Dowding, J. E.; Davis, A. M. 2007. New Zealand Dotterel (Charadrius obscurus) recovery plan, 2004-2014. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Dowding, J. E.; Murphy, E. C. 1993. Decline of the Stewart Island population of the New Zealand Dotterel. Notornis 40: 1-14.

Dowding, J.E. 2006. Management of northern New Zealand dotterels on Coromandel Peninsula. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Dowding, J.E. 2013. New Zealand dotterel. In Miskelly, C.M. (ed.) New Zealand Birds Online. Available at:

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Heather, B.D.; Robertson, H.A. 1997. The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-3. Available at: (Accessed: 5 December 2017).

IUCN. 2018. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-2. Available at: (Accessed: 15 November 2018).

Melville, D.; Riegen, A.; Shuckard, R. 2017. Saving the Southern New Zealand Dotterel. Birds New Zealand September 2017: 8.

Ombler, K. 2006. Breeding success for southern dotterels. Forest and Bird: 12.

Robertson, H.A., Baird, K., Dowding, J.E., Elliott, G.P., Hitchmough, R.A., Miskelly, C.M., McArthur, N., O’Donnell, C.F.J., Sagar, P.M., Scofield, R.P. and Taylor, G.A. 2017. Conservation status of New Zealand birds, 2016. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 19. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

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BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Charadrius obscurus. Downloaded from on 22/01/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/01/2021.