Maori name: Tui
Other names: Parson bird
Scientific name: Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae
Adult birds are about 30cm long. The male is heavier (120g) females about 90g. Appear black but in the light have green, bluish-purple and bronze colouring; a lacy collar of white filaments and white throat tufts; black legs and curved black bill and a white wing bar. Both sexes are alike. Juvenile tui are a dull slate black with glossy wings and tail, a greyish-white throat without the white throat tufts.
From the Zealandia Website