Karaka Berry and Tui Vintage Travel Poster
Karaka Berry and Tui. Natives of the New Zealand forests. This poster for the New Zealand Tourist Department shows the tui bird sitting on a branch of karaka berries. Illustrated by Marcus King, c. 1950. New Zealand vintage travel poster.
Tui in a Kowhai Tree
The Tui is a NZ native and feeds on nectar amongst other things. Settlers called it the Parson Bird due to the white collar. This series is shot in Eastbourne, Wellington, where the Kowhai trees and thus the Tui are doing particularly well in the Spring.
Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae)
Tui are one of my favourite New Zealand birds. Their beautiful song, striking colours and feather patterns, and their rumbustious, bullying behaviour and loud noisy flight, all add to their appeal. Tui are 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. The plural is simply 'Tui', following Māori usage. The English name, Parson Bird, has…