New Zealand Tui
Tui are unique to New Zealand. Easily recognised by the distinctive white tuft under their throat and their beautiful metallic blue-green sheen. They feed mainly on nectar from flowers of native plants such as Kōwhai, Puriri, Rewarewa, Rātā, Kahikatea, Flax, and Pohutukawa so are commonly found in native forests, bush reserves, and suburban areas They will fly large distances, especially during winter, for their favourite foods.
These beautiful birds can often be heard singing their wonderful melodies long before they are spotted.