Recorded at East Cape, the Tui’s song is perfectly pitched to come through true to nature on your mobile device. Stand out from the crowd with a unique ringtone from a New Zealand native bird.
Tui are considered to be very intelligent, much like parrots. They also resemble parrots in their ability to clearly imitate human speech, and were trained by Māoris to replicate complex speech. Tui are also known for their noisy, unusual call, different for each individual, that combine bellbird-like notes with clicks, cackles, timber-like creaks and groans, and wheezing sounds. Song birds have two voiceboxes and this is what enables them to perform such a myriad of vocalisations. Wikipedia
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