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Gisborne's Online Zoo - Tui

Welcome to the TUI page...

CLICK photo to hear 3 minute 4 second recording of TUI and a chorus of many other birds singing in mixed bush and flowering kowhai.

The 'TUI'... or 'Parson Bird'... was so name for their White collar marking, just like the White collars of the Christian Ministers...

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Like a sweet toned bell comes the Tui's voice ... at times ranging up and down the scale in bewildering fashion. This beautiful bird with its flashing bronze, green and blue-black plumage, is known best for its clear musical notes!


It mixes peculiar sounds, coughs and clucks and sneezes, with its loveliest notes. It is also a born mimic.

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