This is a photo of a tui, one of New Zealand’s native birds. The tui is a very good mimic and each tui has its own repertoire of sounds. Some copy farmers whistling for dogs and others have been known to copy humans speaking. They can sound quite guttural with clicks and song. This is one native bird that has managed to adapt well. It gathers nectar and is quite bossy. A tui also has a distinctive white tuff of feathers on its neck.
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