COROMANDEL LIFE 2017 LATE AUTUMN / WINTER
Photo by Ian Patrick
There are so many things to love about our tui! How they just ‘appear’
either by flying right in front of you, or that distinctive sound of their
wings as they power upward through the trees, or how all of a
sudden the air is just filled with their songs and warbles as they
talk to us in all their different ways.
And what an inspiration for artists. Our cover art this issue
features Waihi artist Paul Herbert’s delightful depiction of
the swooping tui, and our Spring 2016 cover featured
a watercolour of this beloved bird by Thames artist
Jeanne-Marie Cantereau, who captures the
essence of its cheekiness.
We admit to being smitten by this unique
endemic bird and it was lovely to hear
that so many of our readers from
around the globe are passionate
about our tui as well.
The iridescent tui with its double
voice box reflects the nation’s