Saturday, 22 September 2012


This is the amazing NZ native Kowhai tree (pron Koe fye). It produces nectar which the Tui drinks until he is almost too drunk to fly! It is an amusing time of the year. The birds are trying to woo a mate and at the same time stay sobre!


Dina said...

I've never heard of these. Nice how the flowers hang down and have a little cap on top.

sparrow said...

These are the "food of choice" of our native bird the Tui. The nectar makes them drunk, and the birds can be seen staggering around after a good feed!