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Pukeko: the Wing Stretch

Pukeko: the Wing Stretch

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.


  1. 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!


  2. Amazing ! You blog is such a lovely way to discover New Zealand… Thanks for your sharings…

  3. A one-legged wing stretch….that takes a certain amount of balance.

  4. A very interesting looking bird, well captured.

  5. Wow!!!!

    I have never seen a pukeko stretch.

  6. Wow! Great capture!
    I\’ll come back later to see all the beautiful photos;o)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice weekend*******

  7. The bird is interesting and the reflection makes him eveen MORE interesting. 🙂 Great photo!

  8. Oh ! Quel bel oiseau.
    Un reflet magnifique et de belles couleurs. Beautiful photo.

  9. Beautiful – bird, water, reflection. Just capturing that lovely fanned tail makes a wonderful picture.

  10. What a bird! Never seen a swamp hen before.

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