Tuis and Monarchs in Rawene

I'm one of those people who likes to walk around other towns looking to take photos of things I see that others don't think much of. Last week in Rawene while B was spending a penny I spotted this mural on the front of a garage door in the main part of town. It's a NZ Tui bird with what looks like a monarch butterfly to the right - I've no idea who painted it, despite researching but I think it's a very pretty piece of Kiwiana.

Our Tui live throughout the country, they have different coloured feathers of blue green and bronze hues with a tuft of white featers under their necks.  They are not a threatened species but love to eat fruits and nectar such as Puriri, Kowhai, Fuchsia, Rewarewa, Flax, Pohutukawa, Gums and Banksias.

It is such a treat seeing them as they are so different from other birds. 

Linking up with Mural Monday

Comments

  1. Interesting adornment for a garage door.

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  2. We are the same. Just walking around with camera...just in case.

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  3. ...I'm with you, I never know what I'll find!

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  4. What an awesome way to prettify a boring old garage door :)

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  5. I carry my camera with me everywhere I go, but I've never seen a garage door this pretty before.

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  6. Never heard of Tui. I'm glad I did now. Such a beautiful bird

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  7. What a clever way to brighten an ordinary garage door.

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  8. What a pretty garage door, I wouldn't mind having something like this painted on my doors. Beautiful bird and butterfly, thanks for participating Amy.

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  9. It’s a gorgeous bird at least going by the painting of it! I’d love to see a live one someday (in your picture...the way things are going, I’m afraid my chNces of getting there in person aren’t very good at all.).

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  10. Good idea for a garage door, nice artwork too

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