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New Zealand Tui Bird Merino Wool Dress Sock NZNC

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9052
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9052
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0.10 KGS
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  • Maria - 19th Apr 2016

    5
    Beautiful Socks!

    These socks were exactly what I was after for a gift exchange. I've sent them on to a lady in Russia who no doubt will appreciate the NZ made woollen socks Excellent customer service, socks arrived much sooner than expected. Thanks!

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  • Maria - 19th Apr 2016

    5
    Beautiful Socks!

    These socks were exactly what I was after for a gift exchange. I've sent them on to a lady in Russia who no doubt will appreciate the NZ made woollen socks Excellent customer service, socks arrived much sooner than expected. Thanks!

Description

Tui Bird Sock by New Zealand Natural Clothing

Kiwiana inspired pictorial socks featuring imagery of Native New Zealand wildlife.

Great for gifts and souvenirs.

OSFM One Size Fits Most. Ideal for sizes 5-10

75% Merino

20% Nylon

5% Lycra

Made in Norsewood, New Zealand.

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New Zealand status: Endemic

Conservation status: Not Threatened
Population: Can be locally abundant where there is good pest control and flowering/fruiting habitat.
Found in: North, South and Stewart Islands, and their offshore islands; they are scarce only in drier, largely open, country east of the Southern Alps.
Threats: Predation, habitat loss

Tūī are common throughout New Zealand in forests, towns and on off-shore islands. They are found in native forests, bush reserves and bush remnants.

They are adaptable birds, and can also be found in suburban areas, particularly in winter if there is a flowering gum about.

These attractive birds can often be heard singing their beautiful melodies long before they are spotted.

If you are fortunate to glimpse one you will recognise them by their distinctive white tuft under their throat. This tuft contrasts dramatically with the metallic blue-green sheen to their underlying black colour.

Facts

Tūī are unique (endemic) to New Zealand and belong to the honeyeater family, which means they feed mainly on nectar from flowers of native plants such as kōwhai, puriri, rewarewa, kahikatea, pohutukawa, rātā and flax. Occasionally they will eat insects too.

They are important pollinators of many native trees and will fly large distances, especially during winter for their favourite foods.

Tūī will live where there is a balance of ground cover, shrubs and trees. They are quite aggressive, and will chase other tūī and other species (such as bellbird, silvereye and kereru) away from good food sources.

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