Great Barrier Island

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Ecology Category: Fauna and Birds

  • Tūī are unique to New Zealand and belong to the honeyeater family, which means they feed mainly on nectar from flowers of native plants.

    New Zealand status: Endemic
    Conservation status: Not Threatened
    Population: Can be locally abundant where there is good pest control and flowering/fruiting habitat.
    Found in: North, South and Stewart Islands, and their offshore islands
    Threats: Predation, habitat loss

    Image courtesy of Windy Hill Sanctuary

    Read More at the Department of Conservation

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