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Pukeko and chicks

Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus

Description:

New Zealand swamp hen. This beautiful bird dwells near swampland, a clumsy flyer, it is often seen near roadside ditches or swamps.

Habitat:

Swampland, ditches, wetlands.

Notes:

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

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4 Comments

marycaughley
marycaughley 8 years ago

Thanks Jill.

JillBlack
JillBlack 8 years ago

Love the second photo

marycaughley
marycaughley 9 years ago

Thanks! I just added a few more pics, didn't upload initially for some reason.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Love 2nd group photo,

marycaughley
Spotted by
marycaughley

Gisborne, New Zealand

Spotted on Feb 4, 2012
Submitted on Feb 4, 2012

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