New Zealand Birds

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Andyph
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New Zealand Birds

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This is a Tui yesterday in my garden going crazy for the flax flowers

ImageIMG_2828 by Andy Heap, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3581a by Andy Heap, on Flickr

and this is a New Zealand Native wood pigeon a Keruru

ImageIMG_0913 by Andy Heap, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0817 by Andy Heap, on Flickr

a Kea (alpine parrot) which has evolved over thousands of years to eat the car aerials from campervans of German tourists!

ImagePicture 003 by Andy Heap, on Flickr

we have these fellas too

Image456 by Andy Heap, on Flickr
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Gorgeous
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Super stuff. That is one funky pigeon.

On my list of things to do but seems a long way off at the moment!

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Both very nice images, the Tui being my fave. I love the sheen on its plumage. Hope to see one if I make it to Omaka next year.
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Thanks Gents

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Most are shy but this Tui seems quite fearless

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I assume the yellow over the bill is pollen from the flowers where it is feeding on nectar?

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Lovely stuff Andy. Was the Yellow Eyed Penguin at Curio Bay? Spent about 7 hours over 2 days there, waiting for a 5 minute glimpse :grin: . Had a better view of them taking The Elm Wildlife tour on the Otago Peninsula, from Dunedin a couple of years back, 7 in about an hour, running the gauntlet of several juvenile NZ Sea Lions. Thoroughly recommend that trip if you get chance.

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