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Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae)

Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae)

The tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is an endemic New Zealand bird of the honeyeater family. The tuft of white feathers at the throat explains the obsolete English name “parson bird”. Shown here on New Zealand flax (phormium tenax) at the Arataki Lookout.

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  1. William Kendalls

    Quite a distinctive looking bird!

  2. Dragonstar

    Great shot, with lovely detail.

  3. RobertN

    Beautiful capture.

  4. Linja

    Interesting! That tuft is quite unique!

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