These godwits (kūaka) are congregating on the beach at Miranda. They have flown nonstop from Alaska and must feed intensively on arrival. Listen to a flock of godwits calling.
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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 26 October 2005
Photograph by Greg Bowker
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