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The Pukeko

The Pukeko

The Pukeko

Pukeko (Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus, New Zealand swamp-hen), absorbed in self-admiration. Seen at Western Springs.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.


  1. Quite the narcissist, there. Nice, crisp photo.

  2. Nothing like a narcissistic bird! But I can see why he/she is entranced, it’s a terrific reflection and you’re the one to thank! Marvelous capture, Paul! Hope you have a great weekend!


  3. Tel Narcisse 🙂 – Joli cliché.
    Je ne connais pas cet oiseau.

  4. Hahaha! Yes, I’m sure it’s in love with its “beautiful/handsome” reflection. 🙂

  5. There is an element of Narcissus in us all, Paul. The clarity here is to die for. I also like the generous space you have given your subject.

  6. Bonjour dear friend,
    It’s a great picture and adorable reflection.The little friend is enjoying the water moment there!
    have a nice weekend,

  7. On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me,
    a pukeko in a a ponga tree.

    Great photo.

  8. What a nice looking bird. I haven’t seen a Pukeko before.

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