Kōrero: Coastal shoreline

Shore skink

Shore skink

A number of skink species are found around the coast, although some are confined to offshore islands which are free of rats. Skinks feed mainly on insects, foraging amongst rocks and driftwood. The rare Fiordland skink has been known to dive into rock pools in search of prey.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10049064
Photograph by P. Anderson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Coastal shoreline - Rock pools and boulder shores', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4824/shore-skink (accessed 9 December 2019)

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