30 April 2009

Toutouwai [2]

Toutouwai, Kapiti IslandAnother toutouwai on Wilkinson's Track, Kapiti Island.

Update: Just published a new post on Pohanginapete (at last).

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6 comments:

Relatively Retiring said...

Beautiful!
Whatever is about to emerge from that crack in the wood has HAD it!

pohanginapete said...

RR, oh yes. If I were in there I'd push someone out first, before making a run for it...

Zhoen said...

Those little fluff feathers around the beak, and the pattern around the eyes, just a lovely little bird.

butuki said...

Toutouwai... what a delightful name. SOunds perfect for this creature. Reminds me of Teetywoo or Tootiki.

the watercats said...

I love the rich, slatey colour of this little fella.. another gorgeous photo!

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, they're delightful. Such a shame that their lack of fear has made them so vulnerable to introduced predators.

Miguel, yes, I'm sure they'd be at home in Moominvalley.

Thanks watercats!