Tui, photographed on Tiritiri Matangi island, New Zealand
Tui, photographed on Tiritiri Matangi. Tui - known in English as the "Parson Bird" because of its white ruff. Spotted this on in a Pohutukawa tree on Tiri Tiri Matangi. They're quite plentiful on the island, and make lots of noise.They're clever birds, can can mimic lots of things - including humans and mobile phones - thank to their two voiceboxes! Some of the sounds they make are inaudable to humans - they're outside our spectrum of hearing. They're also quite agressive - I did see them involved in many tussles with each other as well as other species of birds on Tiritiri.....The Pohutukawa is also known as the New Zealand Christmas Tree.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download
- 2007 Dave Walsh..
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