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.
Wairaki thermal area -1
Wairaki morning. I was up with the dawn, tripod in hand and left the motel to wander around the gardens and up to the geothermal power station. The mist is from the numerous hot springs in the area. This is a New Zealand flax plant, a phormium.
Phormium 'Maori Queen' - New Zealand flax ( syn. Rainbow Queen )
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New Zealand Native Plants
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Top 10 Loudest Animals In The World
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Critically endangered. The kakapo (Māori: kākāpō or night parrot), also called owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea endemic to New Zealand.