pukeko


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pukeko

a wading bird, Porphyrio melanotus, of New Zealand, with a brightly coloured plumage
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The association was meant to be carrying out a cull of around 600 of the highly-aggressive pukeko species.
Research led by McMaster's Cody Dey and Jim Quinn shows that the size of the "badge", a fleshy red wedge extending from the beak and over the forehead of the Pukeko, is an accurate indicator of the bird's status and that it apparently grows and shrinks in keeping with the bird's standing in its social group.
Pair and group breeding behaviour of a communal gallinule, the Pukeko Porphyrio p.
ITV Studios is working with New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures and the Weta Workshop on the 26 half-hour episodes.
The author asks that joke question: why did the pukeko cross the road?
dagger][dagger] BROWNLIE, Betty The Life Cycle of the Royal Albatross ISBN 9781869439040 SCIS 1464168; The Life Cycle of the Pukeko ISBN 9781869439637 SCIS 1464169 Scholastic, 2010 32pp NZ$18.