Detail of sunlight on the feathers of the New Zealand Tui. Art by Robert van der Touw © 2016. On the back of the bookmark information pertaining to the front image based on the artist’s long term research (if applicable) on the medicinal qualities of New Zealand’s flora and fauna. Also on the back a colourful mandala showing its natural pattern. Message: The Tui is a common native songbird. Like the Tui we also have a unique song, expressed in our special abilities and gifts qualities.
Tui is a common New Zealand song bird. It has a beautiful song unique to each bird and in spite of its smaller size holds it ground against much larger birds. The Tui reminds us that we too have unique gifts and that it is our challenge to bring these out for the welfare of all.