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Pukeko (purple swamp hen)

Porphyrio Porphyrio melanotus


Takahe with his mate and chick, feeding them a dead unidentified bird. There is only about 200-300 of these rare birds left in New Zealand.


Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, in a large grassland and marsh enclosure.

1 Species ID Suggestions 6 years ago
Pukeko (preple swamp hen)
Porphyrio Porphyrio melanotus

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This is not a Tahake, please remove all your misleading text and references to Tahake from this spotting. 6 years ago

I do not think it is a tahake it is a pukeko

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

This spotting could go in the Hunters and Animal Feeding Behavior mission at

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Spotted on Dec 24, 2013
Submitted on Dec 28, 2013

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