The tūī were recently voted 'New Zealand's favourite garden bird' by people taking part in the NZ Garden Bird Survey. Did you know that male tūī are 40% bigger than female tūī?
Scientific name: Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae
Other names: kōkō,kōkōtaua, kōkōtea, kōkōuri, kōpūrehe, kouwha, kukari, mocking bird, parson bird, pikari, pitui, pòhe or poe bird, tākaha, takahē, tataki, teoteo, tui, tute
New Zealand Status: Native (Endemic)
Conservation Status: Not threatened
Where they feed: Trees
What they eat: Invertebrates, seeds, pollen nectar and fruit