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Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus
New Zealand swamp hen. This beautiful bird dwells near swampland, a clumsy flyer, it is often seen near roadside ditches or swamps.
Swampland, ditches, wetlands.
These wild birds were in the Gisborne Botanical Gardens living in a lilly pad island in the middle of a duck pond. I have never seen them here before, but they were making good use of the bread visitors were feeding the ducks :D