Wrybill Anarhynchus frontalis


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Davies, S. 1997. Population structure, morphometrics, moult, migration and wintering of the Wrybill (Anarhynchus frontalis). Notornis 44: 1-14.

Hay, J. R. 1984. The behavioural ecology of the wrybill plover. dissertation. Ph.D., Auckland University, Auckland.

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

Marchant, S.; Higgins, P. J. 1993. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, 2: raptors to lapwings. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

Rebergen, A. 2011. A curve ball for the curvebill. Forest and Bird: 17-19.

Riegen, A. C.; Dowding, J. E. 2003. The Wrybill Anarhynchus frontalis: a brief review of status, threats and work in progress. Wader Study Group Bulletin 100: 20-24.

Sagar, P. M.; Shankar, U.; Brown, S. 1999. Distribution and numbers of waders in New Zealand, 1983-1994. Notornis 46: 1-44.

Veitch, C. R.; Habraken, A. M. 1999. Waders of the Manakau Harbour and Firth of Thames. Notornis 46: 45-70.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Anarhynchus frontalis. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.