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Pukeko

Pukeko

It came running down the slope at full speed, crossing the path, disappearing in the shrubbery by the edge of the lake, where it got a hero’s welcome. The pukeko (swamphen, porphyrio porphyrio) had found a morsel and delivered it to a couple of youngsters sheltering in the thicket.…

Why Did …

In Step

In Step

… the pukekos cross the road? And why in perfectly synchronized step? — Rhetorical questions, unless you have the answers for me!

Pukekos (Porphyrio porphyrio) are NZ native swamphens, and capable of comical stances which have also been exploitet in commercials, as for example here and here.…

A Gaggle of Pukeko

Shop Window, From N to Z

Shop Window, From N to Z

This great gathering of all manner of pukeko was seen in the shop window of “From N to Z — Classic Kiwi Culture”, at 75 Queen Street.

The pukeko (porphyrio porphyrio) is a swamp hen native to New Zealand.…

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