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Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae

New Zealand's native Tui .
It is almost black with an iridescent sheen and and has the most beautiful and distinguised birdsong of all our native birds.
In our colonial past it was referred to as the Parson bird because of the white tuft of feathers on the neck of the adult birds.

Birdsong ..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8diWFGM6sQ
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May 29 2009 10:48 GMT MNA1987
Amazing Picture !
May 29 2009 11:26 GMT yvon
stunning image and thank you for the information
May 29 2009 11:31 GMT MargNZ
Thank you MNA1987 :)
May 29 2009 11:31 GMT sini
Wonderful bird and capture!:)
May 29 2009 11:32 GMT MargNZ
Thank you too yvon :)
May 29 2009 11:33 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Sini :)
May 29 2009 11:47 GMT otilia
gorgoues capture     
May 29 2009 12:02 GMT MargNZ
Thank you otilia :))
May 29 2009 12:46 GMT poshbird
Brilliant capture and interesting information.....thankyou Margaret.
May 29 2009 12:53 GMT SaoPaulo
magistral, Marg! what a pose!!!!!!!
May 29 2009 13:09 GMT bluefam
amazing. nice catch.
May 29 2009 13:14 GMT verarenm
Very beautiful and elegant, like a tie!
May 29 2009 13:37 GMT SIGMUND
great catch!!!
May 29 2009 14:00 GMT FRIESIAN
Great picture Marg!!!!!
May 29 2009 15:23 GMT peterpinhole
Interesting info and great capture!
May 29 2009 15:46 GMT ujbanyiv
Fantastic Nature Close-up.
May 29 2009 17:01 GMT Nyica
Excellent shot.
May 29 2009 17:31 GMT senna3
Fabulous capture!
May 29 2009 17:35 GMT cdc PRO
gorgeous
May 29 2009 20:05 GMT Adamus
Great shot.
May 29 2009 20:50 GMT rainbow71
That is such a great close-up. We have them in the tree just about everyday. I love their song.
May 29 2009 20:52 GMT mbz
beautiful&superb shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 29 2009 21:01 GMT Midworlder PRO
Great closeup, no luck having them around my place :(
May 29 2009 21:08 GMT lynnj04
Beautiful capture :-))
May 29 2009 21:49 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Beth .. here is a link to the Tui's song :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8diWFGM6sQ
May 29 2009 21:50 GMT PaP67
what a priest or minister, magistral !
May 29 2009 21:55 GMT RachelWoods
What a beautiful shot....amazing bird
May 29 2009 22:00 GMT MargNZ
ha ha .... thank you Pat :))
May 29 2009 22:01 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Rachel very much :)
May 29 2009 22:21 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Vera .. see added link if you have time :)
May 29 2009 22:46 GMT MargNZ
Thank you very much Nyica :)
May 30 2009 02:36 GMT fhelsing PRO
I've heard of those birds, and it's nice to see one up close!
May 30 2009 04:27 GMT Poulet PRO
Superb capture!!!
Thanks for the information and link.

Have a beautiful weekend, dear Margaret. :))
May 30 2009 05:15 GMT spideyj
Nice shot, Marg!
May 30 2009 09:20 GMT gran1
Fantastic close up shot Margaret. We don't seem to have any around here now days. something has put them off here.
I hope your long weekend goes well enough with the cold weather.
May 30 2009 17:29 GMT pamelamcnamara
This is a beautiful shot Margaret - thanks for sharing
May 30 2009 18:04 GMT lettatj
stunning, really beautiful!
May 30 2009 18:45 GMT Alhadi
Wonderful work
May 30 2009 20:46 GMT ForestSpirit
What an interesting bird, beautifully captured here!
May 31 2009 03:01 GMT dbch
Beauty with spread legs in great poise
for such very admirable capture ! .. Best
greetings & wishes from DBCH orphanage.
May 31 2009 05:22 GMT aquiles PRO
MARVELOUS TUI PORTRAIT !!!!!!!!!!
May 31 2009 06:57 GMT skiridolphin92
This is a beautiful photo. Grandma quite often feeds them outside her kitchen window, the most she has had at one time was four. I love the colour of them.
May 31 2009 07:31 GMT beady
Awesome Close-up
May 31 2009 21:37 GMT beus PRO
Very beautiful photo and nice birdsong:-) Thanks for the sharing!
Jun 01 2009 11:10 GMT pieter40
Very beautiful bird,good shot.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 01 2009 12:52 GMT annieann PRO
what a beauty..........
Jun 01 2009 21:16 GMT MargNZ
Thank you All very much for viewing and commenting :)
Jun 02 2009 06:51 GMT teddybear2
What a great capture Margaret. I have only ever seen one of these at my place and it was being chased by the residents blackbirds dam it all. My brother in law feeds them at his place and regulaly has about 10 outside there dining room. beautiful to see and hear.
Jun 02 2009 11:06 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Shirley .. we are very pleased to have them in our garden :)
Jun 02 2009 20:21 GMT Cooler PRO
Beautiful capture and bird my friend ;-)))
Jun 03 2009 19:31 GMT jceca PRO
interesting bird, wonderfully captured !!!
Jun 04 2009 23:04 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Great catch!!
Jun 05 2009 12:44 GMT torlau PRO
Beautifull, beautifull black bird....
Feb 19 2012 10:03 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
Very striking!

I have never seen anything quite like this before - thanks for sharing!
Feb 19 2012 20:41 GMT MargNZ
Thank you Thor ... we feed the Tui's to keep them in the garden :)

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