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When we think about pollination, we usually think of insects. But in some places like New Zealand, birds play a big part in the pollination of some plant species. Here, Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) feeds on the nectar of a harakeke flower. Thus, the pollen of the flower clings to its feathers and will then fall into other flowers. I realized this image near a small lake where a Tui was feeding and didn’t care about my presence, a magical moment. Tui is one of the endemic species of New Zealand.

© Lucas Mugnier / Biosphoto

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Image size: 5107x3405 pixels (17"x11.4" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2018-11-19

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Wild animal / Bird / Passerine / Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae)

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / National park

Oceania / New Zealand / South Island / Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Inflorescence / Flower (Plant Anatomy)


Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Least Concern (IUCN) LC

Species / Species particularity / Endemic

Enumeration / Alone

Flora / Spermatophyte / Flowering plant / Monocotyledon / Asparagales order / Hemerocallidaceae family / Phormium (Phormium sp)

Flora / Flower

Species / Diet pattern / Phytophage / Nectarivore

Shot / Profile shot

Shot / Portrait


Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Tetrapoda / Aves / Passeriformes / Meliphagidae / Prosthemadera

Eukaryota / Archaeplastida / Chlorobionta / Embryophyta / Tracheophyta / Spermatophyta / Phanerogamae / Angiospermae / Monocotyledoneae / Asparagales / Hemerocallidaceae / Phormium

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