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.