Puriri tree: Tuis and wax-eyes feed on nectar, petals, and fruit

Puriri tree: Tuis and wax-eyes feed on nectar, petals, and fruit

Piwkakawaka (Fantail)

Piwkakawaka (Fantail)

Tui (see why the colonials dubbed it the Parson Bird)

Tui (see why the colonials dubbed it the Parson Bird)

Tui in "cabbage tree"

Tui in "cabbage tree"

New Zealand fantail, AKA piwakawaka

New Zealand fantail, AKA piwakawaka

Tui (male), dubbed by colonists the "Parson Bird"

Tui (male), dubbed by colonists the "Parson Bird"

Fantail by Lucy Gauntlett;  supposedly a sign of an impending death in a household if it comes into one's home, according to te Māori legend. Feasts on small insects, taking them while "on the wing".

Fantail by Lucy Gauntlett; supposedly a sign of an impending death in a household if it comes into one's home, according to te Māori legend. Feasts on small insects, taking them while "on the wing".

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