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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 tree while 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.

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Copyright
2007 Dave Walsh..
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Birds, Birds of Tiritiri Matangi
Tui, photographed on Tiritiri Matangi. Tui - known in English as the "Parson Bird" because of its white ruff. Spotted this on in a tree while 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.