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The Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand.

The Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand.

How Kiwi is this - a gorgeous blue winged tui perching on a red-flowering flax tree branch.

How Kiwi is this - a gorgeous blue winged tui perching on a red-flowering flax tree branch.

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Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) Huge collection of Tui photos by Steve Attwood

Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) Huge collection of Tui photos by Steve Attwood

Tuis on flax, are fun to spot along your journey. . .and check the colours on these birds when the sun shines on them, amazing, in New Zealand

Tuis on flax, are fun to spot along your journey. . .and check the colours on these birds when the sun shines on them, amazing, in New Zealand

In Summer the flax blossoms run wich with nectar. Phormium tenax (New Zealand Flax)

In Summer the flax blossoms run wich with nectar. Phormium tenax (New Zealand Flax)

New Zealnd Flax (Phormium tenax), with its only pollinator, the Tui bird (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae).

New Zealnd Flax (Phormium tenax), with its only pollinator, the Tui bird (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae).

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New Zealand native mountain flax (Phormium cookianum) flower heads, New Zealand (NZ). Rob Suisted Photography (naturepics.com)

New Zealand native mountain flax (Phormium cookianum) flower heads, New Zealand (NZ). Rob Suisted Photography (naturepics.com)

The Tui a Native New Zealand Bird, sitting atop a flax flower.

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The Tui a Native New Zealand Bird, sitting atop a flax flower.

Karamea Harakeke : NZ Flax Flower

Karamea Harakeke : NZ Flax Flower

Phormium tenax in flower

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