He maha ngā kono iri o te tāhei. Ka tohu ngā kaihopu ko hea ngā rākau, ngā kōawa, ngā hōpua wai haerea ai e te manu. Ka mau te tūī ki ngā runga i te kōwhai me ngā rākau iti. Nui te tūī ka mau, ina te kōrero, ‘me te raparapa tuna’.
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Reference: Elsdon Best, Forest lore of the Maori. Wellington: Dominion Museum, 1942
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