Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) - HBW 13, p. 587
French: Méliphage tui
Spanish: Mielero Tui
Other common names: Chatham Island Tui
Taxonomy: Merops novaeSeelandiae J. F. Gmelin, 1788, Nova Seelandia = Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand.
Described race kermadecensis (from Kermadec Is) considered inseparable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- novaeseelandiae (J. F. Gmelin, 1788) - Kermadec Is (Raoul I); New Zealand and many inshore islands, including (around North I) Hen and Chickens Group, Mokohinau Group, Great Barrier, Little Barrier, Noises and Tiritiri Matanga and Kapiti I and (around Stewart I) Ruapuke I and Muttonbird Group.
- chathamensis E. J. O. Hartert, 1928 - Chatham Is (Pitt, Mangere, Rangatira).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Singing Male Tui Locality Lake Moeraki, South Island, New Zealand
Steve Kelling 19 October 2004 2 years ago 5
A bird singing twice. Locality Codfish Island, Stewart Island, New Zealand
Josep del Hoyo 29 January 2013 13 weeks ago 4
Calls and songs by several individuals. Locality Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland Region, North Island, New Zealand
Josep del Hoyo 17 February 2013 2 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 0
A bird calling near a feeding station. Locality Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland Region, North Island, New Zealand
Nick Talbot 19 November 2012 28 weeks ago 0