Albatross - The wingspans of the largest great albatrosses are the largest of any bird, exceeding 340 cm (11.2 ft). lbatross have high glide ratios, around 22:1 to 23:1, meaning that for every meter they drop, they can travel forward 22 metres.

Albatross - The wingspans of the largest great albatrosses are the largest of any bird, exceeding 340 cm ft). Albatross have high glide ratios, around to meaning that for every meter they drop, they can travel forward 22 metres.

Wood Pigeon - Wanganui, New Zealand

New Zealand pigeon or Kereru pigeon - (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

Te Matua Ngahere  "Father of the Forest" is a giant kauri (Agathis australis) coniferous tree in the Waipoua Forest of Northland Region, New Zealand.

Te Matua Ngahere "Father of the Forest" is a giant kauri (Agathis australis) coniferous tree in the Waipoua Forest of Northland Region, New Zealand.

The South Island Kowhai is just one of eight varieties of the native tree - NZ

The South Island Kowhai is just one of eight varieties of the native tree - flowers in early springtime, NZ

Bill✔️  Wax-eye (Tauhou) having "an absolute ball" in a massive cluster of food-rich  Kowhai flowers, a New Zealand early springtime scene. Winter can be quite hard for many birds, and for nectar-eaters, the Kowhai are the first food of the new summer season. Tui birds also wait and wait till Spring time, and will then fly up to 100kms to get the good food!  (Image curation & caption: @BillGP).  Bill Gibson-Patmore.  Bill✔️

Wax-eye (Tauhou) having "an absolute ball" in a massive cluster of food-rich Kowhai flowers, a New Zealand early springtime scene.

Tui in a Kowhai tree - NZ

Inspiration image - Tui birds on Kowhai tree

Shag on Pohutakawa - NZ

NZ Shag on Pohutakawa - the NZ Christmas Tree (not to be cut down and taken inside though!

Kowhai

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