|Tui for Amy - watercolour by Debrina Altered 2017|
The Tui is one of many beautiful native birds living in New Zealand that love the nectar from the flower of our native flax, Harekeke. They guzzle it in abundance in summer and are often competing with bellbirds/korimako, saddlebacks/tieke, as well as bats/pekapeka, geckos and insects!
To do the plant justice - as the flower really is a stunner - I've cut and pasted a photo from the NZ Forest and Bird site:
|Photo image: Jimmy Johnson|
Absolutely stunning bird!