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’.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Elsdon Best, Forest lore of the Maori. Wellington: Dominion Museum, 1942
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.
Tāpiritia te tākupu hou