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New Zealand Tui | by Dominic Scott Photography
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New Zealand Tui

The only lens I had was my 24-105 on the camera so I was quite pleased with this image as it is a very heavy crop, but an opportunity not to be missed!


Tui are boisterous, medium-sized, common and widespread bird of forest and suburbia – unless you live in Canterbury. They look black from a distance, but in good light tui have a blue, green and bronze iridescent sheen, and distinctive white throat tufts (poi). They are usually very vocal, with a complicated mix of tuneful notes interspersed with coughs, grunts and wheezes. In flight, their bodies slant with the head higher than the tail, and their noisy whirring flight is interspersed with short glides.


(c) Dominic Scott 2020

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Taken on April 25, 2020