Pūkeko are found on New Zealand's main islands and in the Chatham and Kermadec Islands. The same subspecies, Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus, of the Purple Swamphen is also found in mainland Australia, eastern Indonesia, the Mollucas, Aru and Kai Islands, as well as in Papua New Guinea.

Pūkeko are swamp birds & live in our wetlands. Their long & heavy legs make it hard for them to get airborne when we drive past, so we try to go quietly :-D


Vintage 100% nz wool cushion with pukeko motif