in Science & Nature Love It "Good Morning!" – Tui in Onehunga by Pamela Moresby April 5, 2018, 10:21 pm 485 Views 10 Votes 14 Comments Share Tweet Pin About 2 weeks ago I spotted a New Zealand Tui singing on the powerlines. It certainly was having a very big say that morning. Tuis are very smart birds. Read LaterAdd to FavouritesAdd to CollectionReport What do you think? 10 points Upvote Downvote Share Tweet PinmorningNew ZealandsongsTui Written by Pamela Moresby 14 Comments Leave a Reply Pleased that you like the Tui Tasartcraft 1 Log in to Reply I never heard about the bird before. Log in to Reply The Tui is a New Zealand native bird and only lives there. Thanks Pradhan Log in to Reply What are those little puffballs under the beak? Are those feathers or goiters or what? 1 Log in to Reply Those little puffballs are how you identify the bird by looking at it. I don’t know why the Tui is made this way. The puffballs are feathers. 1 Log in to Reply Tuis are not crows they are of the Bellbird family. Bellbirds live in New Zealand and are great songsters. Log in to Reply okay, I suspected as much. thanks for clearing that up 1 Log in to Reply In relation to that, I know many of our New Zealand birds have markings under their neck, the Saddleback, the Kokako and the extinct Huia did. 1 Log in to Reply Reminds me a little of our crows, great capture! 1 Log in to Reply Thanks so much Carol . 1 Log in to Reply I will be very glad if this bird wakes me up in the morning with her concert 1 Log in to Reply Its a lovely bird and very much loved in New Zealand. Our budgie Louis has to sing when we turn on the kettle. I don’t know why he does that. 1 Log in to Reply Wonderful capture, he seems to be a great singer! 1 Log in to Reply Thanks Ellie, Tuis generally like to be heard not seen. 1 Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.