Story: Te tāhere manu – bird catching

Tūī feeding

Tūī feeding

This tūī is feeding on nectar from a flax plant. Tūī were a highly sought-after food source. From May to August they grew fat and were known as kōkō.

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Basil Keane, 'Te tāhere manu – bird catching - Seasons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 June 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007