prosthemadera novaeseelanidae

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Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelanidae)

Also known as the New Zealand Tui or Parson Bird, the tui is a species of honeyeater endemic to New Zealand. Like other honeyeaters the tui feeds primarily on nectar but will feed on fruit and insects as well, the most popular of food items is the New Zealand flax (which sometimes ferments causing the bird to get ‘drunk’) which the tui is a chief pollinator of. Tuis have also shown themselves to be highly intelligent and have been trained to imitate complex human speech (like a parrot), they also can produce a myriad of other vocalizations as-well.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Meliphagidae-Prosthemadera-novaeseelandiae

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