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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. Sylvia Kirkwood

    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. 'Tsuki

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

  3. Sharon (Phoenix Daily Photo)

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

  4. Bill

    A very interesting looking bird, well captured.

  5. ann new zealand


    I have never seen a pukeko stretch.

  6. Cildemer

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

  7. EG Wow, Canada

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

  8. Anne-Ma

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

  9. Wren

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

  10. Caroline

    Gorgeous shot!

  11. Steffe

    What a bird! Never seen a swamp hen before.

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