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.
Single- and multilocus DNA fingerprinting of communally breeding Pukeko: do copulations or dominance ensure reproductive success?
An illustration of this is the Hokitika Wild Foods Festival (held annually by a very small South Island town) which both participates in 'high (foodies) culture', and vernacularizes it; not only, for example, the local pukeko pate (native fowl not normally eaten), but vernacularises the Wild Food Festival into a West Coast Event.
Ltd and Pukeko Pictures Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding for a China-New Zealand and New Zealand-Canada treaty co-production for an animation series based on the book Hungry Bears.
Kingi (Ngati Awa, Ngati Pukeko) acknowledged other Maori leaders and groups who had contributed to the Maori revival including Princess Te Puia, the Maori Women's Welfare League and the first woman to represent Maori in Parliament, Iriaka Ratana.
ITV Studios is working with New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures and the Weta Workshop on the 26 half-hour episodes.
[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$18.99 pbk
Work will start at Pukeko Lane and will include a new right turn bay off SH60 (see diagram below), changes to road surface markings at Lansdowne Road and Mapua Drive intersections and a roadside safety barrier near Research Orchard Road.
The author asks that joke question: why did the pukeko cross the road?
The Parklands Bowling Club and Parklands Rugby Football Club, both displaced after the Christchurch earthquakes, will come together at a new facility, named the Pukeko Centre.