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Tui by @Thorvald (El Thorvaldo)

A Side 7 exclusive! The tūī or kōkō (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is a passerine bird native to New Zealand and found throughout the archipelago. What appear as black feathers are actually iridescent, with brown markings on the back and sides. The distinctive white tuft on the collar earned it the nickname "parson bird" by early colonists. Tūī employ unique, noisy and complex vocalizations; like parrots, they can mimic human speech and replicate artificial sounds.

Original photo taken May 2014.

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Posted: Thursday, 27 July, 2023 @ 06:11 AM

cool bird!

Posted: Thursday, 27 July, 2023 @ 08:50 PM

@Poseidon_Simons: You know they're posh because they're born with a bowtie. B^)

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