Sunday, May 10, 2015

Birds of NZ: Tui

The tui is a party in a bird! And they seem to be everywhere in NZ, always wearing their distinctive white bow tie. I made this picture in Tasman.

Turn up the volume and click to listen to its crazy call. Makes me laugh every time.
Voice: a loud and complicated mix of tuneful notes interspersed with coughs, grunts and wheezes. In flight, tui maintain contact and harass raptors with a repetitive scream.

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