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N.Z. Tui in a Kowhai ......

 
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Oct 15, 2009 16:34 |  #1

Hi all,

Our native N.Z. nectar eating birds can't resist a Kowhai tree in flower. And to give yourself the best chance of finding one of these irredescent feathered subjects is to find a single, lone Kowhai. If there are any Tuis or Bellbirds in the area, they'll more than likely be in it.

Mitch, I think you were asking to see more of this one ??

Matt.

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Oct 15, 2009 16:41 |  #2

Stunning shots Matt !




  
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Oct 15, 2009 16:43 |  #3

Wow, awesome shots...that is one beautiful, exotic looking specimen....:)


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Oct 15, 2009 18:05 |  #4

Great shots of a very attractive bird.


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Oct 15, 2009 18:40 |  #5

Ok now I am jealous--sweet shots Matt--and I really like the portrait #3...


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Oct 15, 2009 19:15 |  #6

heladepela wrote in post #8829394 (external link)
Stunning shots Matt !

Thank you.

Wow, awesome shots...that is one beautiful, exotic looking specimen....:smile:

Cheers Jim. The colours come out even more on a sunny day.

Great shots of a very attractive bird.

Thanks Ken.

Ok now I am jealous--sweet shots Matt--and I really like the portrait #3...

Ta very much Rich.


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Oct 15, 2009 19:26 |  #7

Wow! Matt, these are super. What a great job on a gorgeous and very unusual bird. That second image belongs on the wall, buddy.


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Oct 15, 2009 19:32 |  #8

Great shots Matt..... of a very beautiful bird.


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Oct 15, 2009 19:36 as a reply to  @ Shar824's post |  #9

Hi from a fellow kiwi, stunning work Matt


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Oct 15, 2009 20:35 |  #10

Impossible to beat. Love no.1.


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Oct 15, 2009 20:42 |  #11

Harvey_G wrote in post #8830313 (external link)
Wow! Matt, these are super. What a great job on a gorgeous and very unusual bird. That second image belongs on the wall, buddy.

Great shots Matt..... of a very beautiful bird.

Hi from a fellow kiwi, stunning work Matt

Impossible to beat. Love no.1.

Cheers Harvey, Sharon, Tbirder and Val.


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Oct 16, 2009 02:08 |  #12

That's a great looking bird Matt, and super shots of it. I would love to hear what they sound like, any links to a site for the vocals? Love the lace around the head! I have to see one of these someday.


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Oct 16, 2009 03:08 as a reply to  @ ajosteve's post |  #13

Here you are Steve. It's a truly amazing sound when you have a dozen or so all going at once in a small tight bush covered gully....

http://www.mtbruce.org​.nz/tuiinfo.htm (external link)

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http://www.puketi.org.​nz/kids/tui.html (external link)


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Oct 16, 2009 08:01 |  #14

Beautiful bird & shots Matt... The first composition reminds me of a classic Audubon pose ... Well done.

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Oct 16, 2009 10:21 |  #15

Mtn Breeze wrote in post #8832525 (external link)
Here you are Steve. It's a truly amazing sound when you have a dozen or so all going at once in a small tight bush covered gully....

http://www.mtbruce.org​.nz/tuiinfo.htm (external link)

http://www.whiteheront​ours.co.nz/tui.html (external link)

http://www.puketi.org.​nz/kids/tui.html (external link)

Thanks Matt, I listened to all 3 of them. Very strange calls, some of them remind me of monkeys in the jungle. Very unique sounds and interesting info. on these birds. I hope you see them and post some more. :D


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