Tuangi, the New Zealand cockle, is one of the most common shellfish of estuaries. The specimens shown here are only half grown. Small cockles are favoured foods of wading birds such as oystercatchers, bar-tailed godwits and terns.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
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Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith
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