Tui

Tui

Tui

The Tui is a New Zealand native bird.

Under its neck it has little white fluffy feathers. On the wings blue and green shines. It has sharp claws and a beak and a short tail. The male Tui size is 30 cm and female size is 29 cm.

It can be found in your kowhai tree, pohutukawa tree and also your garden. If you’re lucky you might see them perching or singing.

Tui suck on nectar out of kowhai tree flowers and they eat fruit and insects. Sometimes they catch moths on their wings to eat.

Tui have three to four eggs and the colour of the eggs are plain pink with reddish brown specks.

Illustrated and written by TarRub