Tui in a Kowhai Tree. The 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 Maori language name tūī and is the species' formal common name.
Have you heard a tui? The Tui is an indigenous New Zealand bird, and a national symbol. It is unique in having two voice boxes, allowing it to mimic many different birdsongs and other sounds (including human); also giving it a distinctive and quirky song.
This represents the quintessential kiwi Christmas; a tui calling. New Zealand Tui in Pohutukawa
New Zealand Tui - they are amazing mimics, very intelligent and so beautiful! And when you have them in the garden they are just lovely. Plant trees with berries and they will attract Tui and Bellbirds.