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Pukeko hen

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Portrait of one of New Zealand's most beautiful birds, the Pukeko. Pukeko is the Maori name for the Purple Swamphen. I've seen a couple of Pukekos near Whatipu, the black sand beach west of Auckland, New Zealand. Most Beautiful Birds, Pretty Birds, Love Birds, Exotic Birds, Colorful Birds, Beautiful Creatures, Animals Beautiful, Animals And Pets, Cute Animals

The Majestic Pukeko by EOSthusiast on DeviantArt

Portrait of one of New Zealand's most beautiful birds, the Pukeko. Pukeko is the Maori name for the Purple Swamphen. I've seen a couple of Pukekos near ... The Majestic Pukeko

Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri), is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand & belonging to the rail family Pretty Birds, Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, Animals Beautiful, Crazy Bird, Big Bird, Exotic Birds, Colorful Birds, Rare Animals

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Pukeko is a name, derived from the Māori language, for the Purple Swamphen - New Zealand native bird Kinds Of Birds, Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, Nature Sauvage, Kiwiana, Thinking Day, Mundo Animal, Wild Birds, Bird Watching

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Pukeko is a name, derived from the Māori language, for the Purple Swamphen - New Zealand native bird Kinds Of Birds, Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, Nature Sauvage, Kiwiana, Thinking Day, Mundo Animal, Wild Birds, Bird Watching

Pukeko (NZ)

Explore En_passant's photos on Flickr. En_passant has uploaded 545 photos to Flickr.

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NZ 'Pukeko'

What is a Pukeko? The Pukeko, or New Zealand Swamp Hen is a member of the rail family, and is similar to other species found all over the world. It is one of the few New Zealand native birds to have flourished since the arrival of man, and can be found in almost any grassland area, especially in swampy locations. Groups will often be seen foraging for food in road-side areas. With their bright blue plumage and red beaks, they easily stand out against the New Zealand greenery, particularly…

Pūkeko is mentioned in the Māori myth 'How the Kiwi lost her wings' in which several birds of the forest are asked to come down from the trees to eat the bugs on the ground and save the forest, but all give excuses except the Kiwi who is willing to give u Beautiful Birds, Beautiful Places, Kiwiana, The Great White, South Island, Exotic Birds, Great Friends, Pet Birds, Animal Pictures

Pūkeko is mentioned in the Māori myth 'How the Kiwi lost her wings' in which several birds of the forest are asked to come down from the trees to eat the bugs on the ground and save the forest, but all give excuses except the Kiwi who is willing to give up his colours and the ability to fly. The Pūkeko's excuse is that it looks too damp down there, and he does not want to get his feet wet. The Pūkeko is punished for his reluctance and told he must now live forever in the swamps...NZ

Pics by Jas: Europes Largest Aquarium. Taken by Jasmine Hutter Rare Birds, Exotic Birds, I Like Birds, Geography For Kids, Nz Art, Most Beautiful Birds, Kiwiana, Australian Birds, Shorebirds

Europes Largest Aquarium...

One day we spent some time in Europe's largest aquarium, L'Oceanografic. There was a Wetlands exhibit with free flying birds, and several small tanks housing various fish and terrapins inside it. This large dome is the Wetlands exhibit, it is almost 26 metres high! The red birds in the background were quite a sight! This bird was perched on a branch right by the entrance to the dome, and was just asking to have his picture taken! There were several of these birds strutting around...this one…

Australasian swamphen I love these birds as they remind me of myself. A pukeko would be my Patronus. Blue Butterfly Wallpaper, Extinct Birds, Nz Art, Animal Antics, Kiwiana, Wild Creatures, Nature Journal, Animal Projects, Wild Birds

Wildlife at Halswell Quarry Park

A wide variety of wildlife co-exists at Halswell Quarry Park, a 60 hectare passive recreation area in the city of Christchurch. It has been encouraged by the native and other plantings within t…

Pukeko ~ The Australasian swamphen is a species of swamphen occurring in eastern Indonesia, the Moluccas, Aru and Kai Islands, as well as in Papua New Guinea and Australia Love Birds, Beautiful Birds, Nz Art, Kiwiana, Creature Feature, Birds Of Prey, Wild Birds, My Animal, What Is Like

PUKEKO! Swamp birds of New Zealand. Known for walking right in front of cars without worry...

TAKAHE --- Family: Rallidae --- Habitat: New Zealand and surrounding islands --- Fun Fact: The takahe was believed to be extinct in but an extensive search party rediscovered the bird in Reptiles And Amphibians, Mammals, Ostriches, Flightless Bird, Wild Birds, Beautiful Birds, Science Nature, Pet Birds, Habitats

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