Cutlery Tui by Nathan Hull
Handmade in New Zealand by Nathan Hull.
Made from assorted cutlery.
Stainless steel cutlery tui, skilfully welded and mounted on driftwood.
33cm x 23cm x 29cm
About the Tui:
Tui can be found throughout the three main islands of New Zealand. They are scarce only in drier, largely open, country east of the Southern Alps. They live in native forests, bush reserves, and bush remnants.
These attractive birds can often be heard singing their beautiful melodies before they are spotted. They can be recognised by their distinctive white tuft under their throat.
They are important pollinators of many native trees and will fly large distances, especially during winter for their favourite foods. They feed mainly on nectar from flowers of native plants such as kowhai, puriri, rewarewa, kahikatea, pohutukawa, rata and flax. Occasionally they will eat insects too.