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Pukeko

Description:

Bird is a purple blue with a bright red beak.

Habitat:

Usually swampy ground.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Purple Swamphen
Porphyrio porphyrio Purple Swamphen
Purple Swamphen
Porphyrio porphyrio


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2 Comments

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 9 years ago

Hi Mike, Nice spotting! You have lots of wonderful posts. I'm starting a birds of New Zealand mission to document biodiversity within New Zealand. (http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1252...) It would be wonderful if you would consider joining the mission and add your bird spottings to this mission and keep up the great posts. Cheers!

Liam
Liam 10 years ago

I agree with, Porphyrio porphyrio. They're known as the Pukeko in New Zealand.

MikeLoose
Spotted by
MikeLoose

Hamilton, New Zealand

Spotted on Apr 24, 2012
Submitted on Apr 27, 2012

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