The Big Picture

Tui mural on the wall of a Dunedin carpark in a commercial part of Dunedin City, New Zealand. The tui is a native songbird, endemic to New Zealand. Very assertive bird and flies like a rocket.

For more information and photos, Wendy from the North Island has done excellent tui posts:  tui feasting on kowhai flowers  also a recent one from Dec 12 2019.

First four photos taken by me, last two by Nigel. Christmas Day 2019.







Previous posts in the tui mural series:

Hints of Colour   and   Freighted With Meaning

Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. What a fabulous mural, and what a glorious bird. I especially liked the illusion of the bird perching on the little addition to the building, and the blue doors that connected to the mural.

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  2. That is beautiful! I love the detail and the shading in the birds’ feathers. Also love the idea of birds blowing raspberries at you, hehe! 🙂

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    1. While I know it’s nothing personal these birds are lords of the air and as part of their repertoire when singing they do include some very odd noises. They are extremely territorial and ‘see off’ other tuis and bellbirds that intrude. While engaged in high speed chases they sometimes streak through just over your head. They’re REALLY fast.

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    1. It’s nice you left the link here Steve because you captured the colour of the plumage very well. I did remember your tui (ages ago you kindly allowed me to use it in one of my blog-posts). Tui song can be lovely, very funny, and sometimes sounds downright rude!


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