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TUI - Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae . . . New Zealand

TUI - New Zealand an unassuming bird with the most amazing call.

Tui, New Zealand

The tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand. It is one of the largest members of the diverse honeyeater family. It is an important pollinator of many native trees.

Tui. Adult in flight (note flax pollen on forehead). Pauatahanui Inlet, December 2012. Image © David Brooks by David Brooks

Tui in flight. tui is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand. It is one of the largest members of the diverse honeyeater family. The name tui is from the Māori name tūī and is the species' formal common name

Tui

Tūī - bird unique to New Zealand (Tūī are important pollinators of many native trees and will fly large distances, especially during winter for their favourite foods) - favourite bird