pukeko


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pukeko

a wading bird, Porphyrio melanotus, of New Zealand, with a brightly coloured plumage
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The Pukeko Centre would be developed in various stages as funding was acquired.
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.
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.
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.
The Plowmans also produce and market Pukeko Grove fruit wines--five of which were award winners in the recent New Zealand Fruit Wine Competitions.
The author asks that joke question: why did the pukeko cross the road?
In a study of three social groups of Pukekos, Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus, no relationship was found between dominance status and reproduction.