Kōrero: Estuaries

A handful of cockles

A handful of cockles

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.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Estuaries - Small animals of the estuary', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4635/a-handful-of-cockles (accessed 21 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006