New Zealand Tui
A Tui is like a little ninja with their daring high speed acrobatics, dive bombs, and melodic beautiful songs. This is the national bird of New Zealand. They are fast moving, and feed off the nectar of flowers.
This photo was taken in the Corromandel Peninsula in New Zealand as the sun was getting close to settings; by which its angle turned the normally dark feathers to iridescent colors. The golden color on its head is actually from the golden pollen within the flax flower it is feeding on.
It is rare to get a picture of this beautiful bird with such colors.
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