Tui with white tail feathers

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Colin Miskelly
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Tui with white tail feathers

Postby Colin Miskelly » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:44 am

Hi all

Les Maiden sent me the attached image of a tui with white tail feathers, taken at Day Bay (Eastbourne, Wellington) on 28 August.

Cheers
Colin
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Re: Tui with white tail feathers

Postby FlyingKiwiGirl » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:04 am

Now that is a pretty bird, looks like tuis were meant to be black & white.

Maybe he's arrived from Hawkes Bay :)
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Re: Tui with white tail feathers

Postby RVivian » Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:08 pm

We spotted a white tailed Tui today in a 'flock' of about 30 in the 'Tui' cherry tree on our property in Cambridge.
It had a tail with white on either side with a fine strip of black down the middle. Also had stronger strips of white on its wings.
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Re: Tui with white tail feathers

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:44 pm

I've had a tūī with a single white tail feather in the garden (near Pirongia) for the past month or two.

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