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TUI 0645

Tui, Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae, 30 cm. / 11.81 in. COMMON and ENDEMIC honeyeater and one of the largest. Native forest and scrub, farmland with remnant native forest patches, parks and gardens. During a rain shower. Two white feathered patches at the throat called "poi" are raised more than shown here during song and agitation.

 

Waiatarua Reserve, Meadowbank, Auckland Region, New Zealand.

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Taken on November 19, 2016