Tui - New Zealand
Tui, a well known of singer bird of NZ that was photographed at the Mangawhai Bay, off from Omokoroa, New Zealand.
Length: 30 cm
Weight: 125 g (male); 90 g (female)
Similar species: Eurasian blackbird, Bellbird
A large dark honeyeater with a decurved black bill, dark brown eyes, black legs and feet, and black head, underparts, wings and tail showing iridescent blue-green on the head and wings. The upper back and flanks are brown with a bronze sheen, the nape and sides of the neck have filamentous white feathers, and there are two curled white feather tufts on the throat.