Pukeko: the Wing Stretch October 9, 2010 / paul Pukeko: the Wing Stretch Seen at Western Springs. Read more about pukeko (the New Zealand purple swamp hen, porphyrio porphyrio) at wikipedia. Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo. Birds, Reflections, Western Springs Previous post From the Deck Next post Grazing 11 Comments Sylvia Kirkwood October 9, 2010 at 7:16 am What a fantastic capture! For a moment I thought it was a one-legged bird! Great reflection for the day! Have a great weekend, Paul! Sylvia 'Tsuki October 9, 2010 at 8:42 am Amazing ! You blog is such a lovely way to discover New Zealand… Thanks for your sharings… Sharon (Phoenix Daily Photo) October 9, 2010 at 10:56 am A one-legged wing stretch….that takes a certain amount of balance. Bill October 9, 2010 at 11:38 am A very interesting looking bird, well captured. ann new zealand October 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm Wow!!!! I have never seen a pukeko stretch. Cildemer October 9, 2010 at 11:45 pm Wow! Great capture! I\’ll come back later to see all the beautiful photos;o) Thanks for sharing! *** Have a nice weekend******* EG Wow, Canada October 10, 2010 at 8:44 am The bird is interesting and the reflection makes him eveen MORE interesting. 🙂 Great photo! Anne-Ma October 10, 2010 at 8:53 am Oh ! Quel bel oiseau. Un reflet magnifique et de belles couleurs. Beautiful photo. Wren October 10, 2010 at 11:48 am Beautiful – bird, water, reflection. Just capturing that lovely fanned tail makes a wonderful picture. Caroline October 11, 2010 at 10:00 am Gorgeous shot! Steffe October 12, 2010 at 8:41 am What a bird! Never seen a swamp hen before.