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Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Today's Oil Study; New Zealand Tui
The New Zealand tui is a common nectar-feeding bird. From a distance, it looks black with a tuft of white feathers on its throat but in the sunshine, the iridescent colours show. The bird has a beautiful throaty, liquid song. At this time of year, I see them feeding on flax flowers in my garden but in the early spring, they flock to the Taiwan cherry tree common in my part of New Zealand. Sadly, the tree is also very invasive so though the tui love it, we're supposed to eradicate them if they're growing on our property.