While I was sitting on my deck which is at the back of my unit a Tui came to visit me!
I took some photos of the flax flowers and sat down to go on with my quilt work.
AND HERE HE IS!
I am so glad my camera was still next to me.
I could just pick it up and take the photos.
This made my day again.
The tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand. It is one of the largest members of the diversehoneyeater family.
The name tui is from the Maori language name tūī and is the species’ formal common name. The plural is tuis, or tui following Māori usage. The English name, Parson Bird, has fallen into disuse but came about because at first glance the bird appears completely black except for a small tuft of white feathers at its neck and a small white wing patch, causing it to resemble a parson in clerical attire.
On closer inspection it can be seen—and from the photo—that tui have faded browner patches on the back and flanks, a multicolourediridescent sheen that varies with the angle from which the light strikes them, and a dusting of small, white-shafted feathers on the back and sides of the neck that produce a lacy collar.
Wordless Wednesday – November 14, 2012
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