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Tui - New Zealand | by Daniel Poon 2012
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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.

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Taken on November 11, 2018