Juvie Tui

While I was on my Otago Odyssey in Te Anau my eye happened upon this bird fossicking among the flax flowers.

On closer insepction it turned out to be a juvenile Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae).

This juvie Tui must’ve just be on the cusp of it’s white bowtie sprouting as most of the darker and iridescent feathers have grown in.

It was having a fun ol’ time in the flax and even sang to us for a bit.


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